Parrita

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Parrita
Parrita district
Parrita district location in Costa Rica
Parrita district location in Costa Rica
Parrita
Parrita district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°32′50″N 84°20′47″W / 9.5471005°N 84.3464358°W / 9.5471005; -84.3464358Coordinates: 9°32′50″N 84°20′47″W / 9.5471005°N 84.3464358°W / 9.5471005; -84.3464358
Country Costa Rica
ProvincePuntarenas
CantonParrita
Creation4 August 1971
Area
 • Total480.44 km2 (185.50 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total16,115
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Postal code
60901

Parrita is a district of the Parrita canton, in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.[1][2] As the only district in the canton, it occupies the same area as the whole canton, this situation is unique among the cantons and districts of Costa Rica.

History[edit]

Parrita was created on 4 August 1971 by Decreto Ejecutivo 1898-G.[2]

Geography[edit]

Parrita has an area of 480.44 km²[3] and an elevation of 4 metres.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19503,027
19636,877127.2%
197311,90173.1%
19849,774−17.9%
200012,11223.9%
201116,11533.0%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos[4]
Centro Centroamericano de Población[5]

For the 2011 census, Parrita had a population of 16,115 inhabitants. [6]

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The district is covered by the following road routes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Declara oficial para efectos administrativos, la aprobación de la División Territorial Administrativa de la República N°41548-MGP". Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica (in Spanish). 19 March 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b División Territorial Administrativa de la República de Costa Rica (PDF) (in Spanish). Editorial Digital de la Imprenta Nacional. 8 March 2017. ISBN 978-9977-58-477-5.
  3. ^ "Área en kilómetros cuadrados, según provincia, cantón y distrito administrativo". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  5. ^ "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).
  6. ^ "Censo. 2011. Población total por zona y sexo, según provincia, cantón y distrito". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.