is the capital city of the canton of Desamparados
in the province of San José
in Costa Rica
. It is also the name of the distrito (district) that includes the city. The district of Desamparados covers an area of 3.03 km², and has a population of 39,187.
The suburban city lies at an elevation of 1,161 meters above sea level on the southeastern edge of the national capital city of San José, 4.5 kilometers from the city center.