San José, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica

San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is in the center of the country, in the mid-west of the Central Valley, within San José Canton. San José is Costa Rica's seat of national government, focal point of political and economic activity, and major transportation hub. Together with several other cantons of the central valley, including Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago, it forms the country's Greater Metropolitan Area. The city is named in honour of Joseph of Nazareth.

San José, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica
San José, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica

San José is rated Beta − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Beta level cities are cities that link moderate economic regions to the world economy.

San José has a population of over 342,200 people. San José also forms part of the Greater San José metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,200,000 people.


Provincia de San José

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