The New Student's Reference Work/San Jose

San Jose, the capital since 1823 of Costa Rica (q. v.), stands in a rich plain, 3,711 feet above the sea. There are many squares and two large parks. The notable buildings are the presidential and national palaces and that of justice, the cathedral, the bishop's palace, the old university buildings, two colleges and the covered market. The chief factory is the government distillery. A railroad joins the capital to Limon, the Atlantic port. Population 29,660.