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San José, Costa Rica ranks 265th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Casablanca, Medellín, and Nagasaki Prefecture. Memorable people born in San José, Costa Rica include Laura Chinchilla, Abel Pacheco, and Franklin Chang Díaz. Memorable people who died in San José, Costa Rica include José Figueres Ferrer, Francisco Morazán, and Adolfo Díaz. San José, Costa Rica has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and soccer players. San José, Costa Rica is located in Costa Rica.

San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is in the centre of the country, in the mid-west of the Central Valley, within San José Canton. San José is Costa Rica's seat of national government, focal point of political and economic activity, and major transportation hub. San José Canton's population was 288,054 in 2011, and San José's municipal land area is 44.2 square kilometers, with an estimated 333,980 residents in 2015. Together with several other cantons of the central valley, including Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago, it forms the country's Greater Metropolitan Area, with an estimated population of over 2 million in 2017. The city is named in honor of Joseph of Nazareth. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1784 and 1992, San José, Costa Rica was the birth place of 36 globally memorable people, including Laura Chinchilla, Abel Pacheco, and Franklin Chang Díaz. Additionaly, 11 globally memorable people have passed away in San José, Costa Rica including José Figueres Ferrer, Francisco Morazán, and Adolfo Díaz.

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Most individuals born in present day San José, Costa Rica were soccer players (22), politicians (12), astronauts (1), and diplomats (1),  while most who died were politicians (10) and soccer players (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in San José, Costa Rica, including Bryan Ruiz, Rolando Fonseca, and Joel Campbell. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day San José, Costa Rica, including Roberto Gayón, Bryan Ruiz, and Rolando Fonseca.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 7 globally memorable people born in San José, Costa Rica since 1700.