San José, Costa Rica

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San José, Costa Rica is located in Costa Rica
San José
San José
Coordinates: 9°56′N 84°5′W / 9.933°N 84.083°W / 9.933; -84.083
Kintra Costa RicaCosta Rica
Province San José Province
Canton San José Canton
Foondit ca. 1738
Caipital as o 16 Mey 1823
Government
 • Type Democratic Republic
 • Mayor Johnny Araya Monge (PLN)
Area
 • City 44.62 km2 (17.23 sq mi)
Elevation 1,170 m (3,840 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 365,799
 • Metro 1,715,485
 • Metro density 8,198.1/km2 (21,233/sq mi)
 • Demonym Josefino/a
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
Postal Code 10101
Area code(s) + 506
HDI (2007/2008) 0.748 – high[1]
Website http://www.msj.go.cr

San José ("Saunt Joseph", Spainyie: San José, pronounced: [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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