Paraíso (canton)

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Location of Paraíso Canton in Cartago Province
Location of Paraíso Canton in Cartago Province
Country Costa Rica
Province Alajuela
Capital Paraíso
 • Total 411.91 km2 (159.04 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 59,259
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)

Paraíso is the second canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica.[1] The canton covers an area of 411.91 square kilometres (159.04 sq mi),[2] and has a population of 59,259 (estimate as of 2013).[3]

The capital city of the canton is also called Paraíso.


Paraíso is an elongated canton that stretches southeast from its capital city to encompass a swatch of the Cordillera de Talamanca (Talamanca Mountain Range).


The canton of Paraíso is subdivided into five districts (distritos)[1]

District Population
Paraíso 20,725
Santiago 5,954
Orosi 9,490
Cachí 5,559
Llanos de Santa Lucía 17,531


Paraíso was first mentioned as a canton in a decree dated December 7, 1848.


  1. ^ a b "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2015.
  2. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  3. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. - INEC

Coordinates: 9°50′N 83°52′W / 9.833°N 83.867°W / 9.833; -83.867