San Ramón (canton)

San Ramón
Skyline of San Ramón
Flag of San Ramón
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
Country Costa Rica
Province Alajuela
Founded 21 August 1856
 • Mayor Mercedes Moya Araya (PLN)
 • Total 1,018.64 km2 (393.30 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 86,312
 • Density 85/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.


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.