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Some Facts

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 9:  Santa Ana
Capital: Santa Ana
Km from Santa Ana to San José:  13 km
Size:  61.42 km2
Habitants 1999:  29,000
Founded:  1907

Districts

Santa Ana, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica District 1:  Santa Ana City
District 2:  Salitral
District 3:  Pozos
District 4:  La Uruca, Río Oro
District 5:  Piedades
District 6:  Brasil

History

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Santa Ana was settled in the 1500´s. It is believed that the canton got its name from the first landowner Jeronimo de Retes, who in 1658 named his land Santa Ana in honor of St. Ann. In 1850, the first Catholic chapel was built, also in honor of St. Ann.

General Description

Santa Ana, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

This canton is found at the foothills between Escazú and Puriscal and drained by the rivers Uruca, Corrogres, Navajas, Piulas, Canca, La Cruz, San Marcos and Muerte.

ITs chief products are onins, beef, fruits and vegetables, and coffee. Pottery is also an important part of the economy. The canton has two hydroelectrical plants (Belén and Brasil).

Interesting Sites

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The town of Santa Ana is linked by the old road between Escazú and Ciudad Colon as well as the newer highway linking the same towns. Tourist attractions include the Simón Bolivar Park, a mineral spring with reknowned health qualities in Salitral and a scenic watefall called Catarata del Brasil which is frequented by many tourists.

Climate

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The climate is warm and dry and comfortable.

Cantons of San José

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Vásquez de Coronado, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Moravia, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Montes de Oca, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Curridabat, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica San José, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Desamparados, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Alajuelita, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Escazú, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Santa Ana, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Aserrí, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica León Cortés Castro, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Puriscal, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Acosta, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Terrazú, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Dota, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Pérez Zeledón, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Mora, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Turrubares, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Tibás, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica Goicoechea, Canton of the Province San José, Costa Rica