Los Chiles (canton)

Los Chiles is a canton in the Alajuela province of Costa Rica.[2][3]

canton in Alajuela province, Costa Rica
Canton in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Los Chiles

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Los Chiles canton

Los Chiles
Los Chiles canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates:

10.8591282°N 84.673707°W / 10.8591282; -84.673707

Country  Costa Rica
Province Alajuela
Creation 17 March 1970[1]
Head city Los Chiles
Districts
Government

  Type Municipality
  Body Municipalidad de Los Chiles
Area

  Total 1,358.86 km2 (524.66 sq mi)
Elevation

47 m (154 ft)
Population

 (2011)
  Total 23,735
  Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−06:00
Canton code 214
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Los Chiles translates and refers to bell peppers.

Los Chiles was created on 17 March 1970 by decree 4541.[1]

Los Chiles has an area of 1,358.86 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 47 metres.[2]

The canton lies along the border of Nicaragua at the top of the Llanura de San Carlos (San Carlos Plains) in north central Costa Rica. The Pocosol River forms the southeastern boundary of the canton, with (from north to south) the Rita, Mónico, Frío and the Purgatorio rivers establishing the southwestern border.

The canton of Los Chiles is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Los Chiles
  2. Caño Negro
  3. El Amparo
  4. San Jorge

Historical population
Census Pop.
1973 5,596
1984 11,404 103.8%
2000 19,732 73.0%
2011 23,735 20.3%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos[5]
Centro Centroamericano de Población[6]

For the 2011 census, Los Chiles had a population of 23,735 inhabitants. [7]

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