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San José
Canton
Morazán Park in San José City
Morazán Park in San José City
Flag of San José
Flag
Coat of arms of San José
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Chepe (Spanish)
Motto: Ad meliora
Anthem: Himno de la Ciudad
San José canton in San José province
San José canton in San José province
Country Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
Province Bandera de la Provincia de San José.svg San José
Established December 7, 1848
Named for Saint Joseph
Area
 • Total 44.62 km2 (17.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 287,619
 • Density 6,446.0/km2 (16,695.0/sq mi)
Time zone Central Time Zone (UTC-6)
Website Official Webpage

San José is the name of the first canton of San José Province in Costa Rica. The canton has an area of 44.62 km². It has a population of 287,619 people.

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