San Ramón (canton)

San Ramón
Canton
Skyline of San Ramón
Flag of San Ramón
Flag
Coat of arms of San Ramón
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): PLN - Nixon Gerardo Ureña Guillen
Location of San Ramón Canton in Alajuela Province
Location of San Ramón Canton in Alajuela Province
CountryCosta Rica
ProvinceAlajuela
Founded21 August 1856
Government
 • MayorMercedes Moya Araya (PLN)
Area
 • Total1,018.64 km2 (393.30 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total86,312
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)

San Ramón is the second canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 1,018.64 square kilometres (393.30 sq mi),[1] and has a population of 86,312 (estimate as of 2013).[2]

The capital city of the canton is also called San Ramón.

Geography

An oddly-shaped canton, San Ramon stretches north through the eastern heights of the Cordillera de Tilarán, looking down on the Central Valley (Valle Central) to its east. The canton forms the border with the province of Guanacaste to the west.