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Desamparados

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 3:  Desamparados
Capital:  Desamparados
Km from Desamparados to San José:  9 km
Size:  118.26 km2
Founded:  1862

Districts

Desamparados, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica District 1:  Desamparados City
District 2:  San Miguel
District 3:  San Juan de Dios
District 4:  San Rafael Arriba
District 5:  San Antonio
District 6:  Frailes
District 7:  Patarrá
District 1:  Liberia City
District 8:  San Crisóbal, San Cristóbal Norte
District 9:  Rosario
District 10:  Damas, Fátima
District 11:  San Rafael Abajo
District 12:  Gravilias

History

Desamparados, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

Desamparados, named after the first chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Desamparados in 1821, was established as a canton in 1848.

General Description

Desamparados, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

Its topography is irregular, partly resting on a ravine. This canton is part of the greater Metropolitan Area. The fluvial system of this canton belongs to the Pacific versant, specifically to the watershed of the Pirrís and Grande de Tárcoles rivers.

Interesting Sites

Desamparados, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

There are great concentrations of relatively new houses due to the numerous housing projects in recent years. In the San Antonio District there are hot springs and a clay mine, and San Miguel has a coal mine. The canton has some important buildings such as the modern Marcial Fallas Clinic, the elegant Catholic Church as well as other buildings of historical and architectural interest, such as the colonial-style first school of Desamparados, the Barrio Salitral Mansion and the Casa de Cultura Joáquin García Monge.

Climate

Desamparados, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

It has an average temperature of 20 degrees Ceslsius.

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