San José, Costa Rica

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San José
Dountoun San José
Dountoun San José
Banner o San José
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Offeecial seal o San José
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Eik-name(s): 
Chepe
Motto(s): 
Ad Meliora
San José is locatit in Costa Rica
San José
San José
Coordinates: 9°56′N 84°5′W / 9.933°N 84.083°W / 9.933; -84.083
KintraCosta RicaCosta Rica
ProvinceSan José
CantonSan José
Foonditca. 1738
Caipital as o16 Mey 1823
Govrenment
 • TeepDemocratic Republic
 • MayorJohnny Araya Monge (PLN)
Aurie
 • City44.62 km2 (17.23 sq mi)
Elevation
1,170 m (3,840 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Ceety365,799
 • Metro
1,715,485
 • Metro density8,198.1/km2 (21,233/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Josefino/a
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
Postal Code
10101
Aurie code(s)+ 506
HDI (2007/2008)0.748 – high[1]
Wabsteidhttp://www.msj.go.cr

San José ("Saunt Joseph", Spaingie: San José, pronoonced: [saŋ xoˈse]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Costa Rica. Locatit in the Central Valley, San José is the seat o naitional govrenment, the focal point o poleetical an economic activity, an the major transportation hub o this Central American naition.

Foondit in 1738 bi order o Cabildo de León, San José is ane o the youngest caipital ceeties in Latin Americae bi year o conception, though it wis no named caipital till 1823.[2] The day it is a modren ceety wi bustlin commerce, brisk expressions o airt an architecture, an spurred bi the kintra's improved tourism industry, it is a significant destination an stopower for foreign visitors.[3]

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Escazu Ceety, wast San José

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