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Hojancha (canton)

Coordinates: 10°03′32″N 85°25′10″W / 10.05889°N 85.41944°W / 10.05889; -85.41944 (Hojancha)

Hojancha is the 11th canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 261.42 km²,[1] and has a population of 6,960.[2] Its capital city is also called Hojancha.

The canton is in the midsection of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is relatively compact, with a single tentacle reaching south to encompass a small portion of the Pacific coastline from Playa Carrillo southward to the mouth of the Río Ora.


The canton of Hojancha is subdivided into four districts (distritos):[3]

District Postal code Alt. (m) Area (km2) Pop. (2008) Coordinates
Hojancha 51101 350 79.61 4,289 03|32|N|85|25|10|W|region:CR_type:adm3rd name=Hojancha


Poblados: Ángeles, Arena, Ceiba, Cuesta Blanca, Libertad, Maravilla, Matambú, Palo de Jabón, Pilangosta, San Juan Bosco, San Rafael, Santa Elena (part), Varillal
Monte Romo 51102 685 74.85 843 59|58|N|85|22|57|W|region:CR_type:adm3rd name=Monte Romo


Poblados: Altos del Socorro, Bajo Saltos, Cabrera, Cuesta Roja, Delicias, Guapinol, Loros, Mercedes, Palmares, Río Zapotal, San Isidro, Trinidad
Puerto Carrillo 51103 40 75.5 1,416 52|02|N|85|28|45|W|region:CR_type:adm3rd name=Puerto Carrillo


Poblados: Angostura, Arbolito, Cuesta Malanoche, Estrada, Jobo, Lajas, Quebrada Bonita (part), San Miguel, Santa María
Huacas 51104 570 31.46 741 01|22|N|85|22|02|W|region:CR_type:adm3rd name=Huacas


Poblados: Avellana, Pita Rayada, Río Blanco Oeste, Tres Quebradas


The canton was established by law on November 2, 1971.

On September 5, 2012, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck 12 kilometers northeast of Hojancha, destroying houses in the canton.[4][5]


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