Hojancha Canton
Hojancha is the 11th canton
Cantons of Costa Rica
This is a list of the cantons of Costa Rica.Cantons are the second-level administrative division of Costa Rica. The country's seven provinces are subdivided into 81 cantons , and these are further subdivided into districts .A unique feature of the cantons is that they are the only administrative...

 in the province of Guanacaste
Guanacaste Province
Guanacaste is a province of Costa Rica located in the northwestern part of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. To the north it borders Nicaragua. To the east is the Alajuela Province, and to the southeast is the Puntarenas Province. It is the most sparsely populated of all the...

 in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica , officially the Republic of Costa Rica is a multilingual, multiethnic and multicultural country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east....

. The canton covers an area of 261.42 km², and has a population of 6,960. Its capital city is also called Hojancha.

The canton is in the midsection of the Nicoya Peninsula
Nicoya Peninsula
The Nicoya Peninsula is a peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and lies in the Guanacaste Province in the north, and the Puntarenas Province in the south. It is located at . It varies from 19 to wide and is approximately long, and forms the largest peninsula in the country. It is known...

. 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
Districts of Costa Rica
| The cantons of Costa Rica are subdivided into 473 districts .-References:...

District Postal code Alt. (m) Area (km2) Pop. (2008) Coordinates
Hojancha 51101 350 79.61 10°03′32"N 85°25′10"W
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 09°59′58"N 85°22′57"W
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 09°52′02"N 85°28′45"W
Poblados: Angostura, Arbolito, Cuesta Malanoche, Estrada, Jobo, Lajas, Quebrada Bonita (part), San Miguel, Santa María
Huacas 51104 570 31.46 10°01′22"N 85°22′02"W
Poblados: Avellana, Pita Rayada, Río Blanco Oeste, Tres Quebradas
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