Moravia is canton #14 of the province of San José. Is bordered on the west by the cantons of San Isidro and Santo Domingo, on the southwest by the canton of Tibás, on the south by the canton of Goicoechea and on the east and north by the canton of Vázquez de Coronado. Has a territorial extension of 28.62 km². It is made up of the districts of San Jerónimo, San Vicente and Trinidad. The canton has 61 148 inhabitants, according to the latest population projection of INEC.
The canton is characterized as one of the most developed in the province of San José and the country, with a Human Development Index of 0.900, classified as very high. It stands out for its high production of handicrafts and for combining an old style with a modern style in its cities.
Its climate is usually windy and humid, this being an area of entry of the trade winds from the Caribbean Sea, which are directed towards the Central Valley.
Moravia is a canton that has had a great economic development. It maintains long residential neighborhoods, the street of handicrafts, the proliferation of supermarkets, bars and restaurants, and a mall like Lincoln Plaza, which opened in 2012.
Its economy is mainly based on tertiary development, which is the services (health services, financial, education and transportation) with 82.2% and far below with 16.1% the secondary sector which is based on industries and raw material companies.
Moravia is a canton with literacy level of 99.2%, with an average schooling of 11.1 years. It has a life expectancy of 81.4 years.
It is a canton where handicrafts are very important. Its church highlights this with its architectural design of semi-gothic style, which was brought from Germany. It has a metal structure which gives it great beauty. It is famous for its milk production. In the district of San Vicente is the famous Calle de la leche, a street in the center of the district full of dairy products and stores selling handmade crafts.
In the academic offer, it has a great variety of educational centers, both public and private. More than 25 complexes between schools and colleges. There is a Technical College for further professional preparation.
There is the Health Area of Moravia and you can also go to the main hospitals of the province of San José.