Limón (canton)

Limón is a canton in the Limón province of Costa Rica.[2][3] The head city is in Limón district.

Limón
Flag of Limón
Official seal of Limón
Limón canton
Limón canton location in Costa Rica
Limón canton location in Costa Rica
Limón
Limón canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°46′30″N 83°12′05″W / 9.7750689°N 83.2014154°W / 9.7750689; -83.2014154Coordinates: 9°46′30″N 83°12′05″W / 9.7750689°N 83.2014154°W / 9.7750689; -83.2014154
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceLimón
Creation25 July 1892[1]
Head cityLimón
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Limón
Area
 • Total1,765.79 km2 (681.78 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total94,415
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code701
Websitewww.municlimon.go.cr

ToponymyEdit

Limón is the word in Spanish for the lemon fruit.

HistoryEdit

Limón was created as a canton on 25 July 1892 by decree 61.[1]

A district of Limón was established in 1870 under the jurisdiction of the central government in San José.

GeographyEdit

Limón has an area of 1,765.79 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 12 metres.[2]

The canton lies along the Caribbean coast from the mouth of the Toro River in the north to Tuba Creek in the south. It ranges westward into the Cordillera de Tilarán, with a southwest finger of the canton reaching up to the peak of Cerro Chirripó, the highest point in Costa Rica.

DistrictsEdit

The canton of Limón is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Limón
  2. Valle La Estrella
  3. Río Blanco
  4. Matama

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18831,858
18927,484302.8%
192722,424199.6%
195023,3374.1%
196340,14172.0%
197340,8301.7%
198452,60228.8%
200089,93371.0%
201194,4155.0%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos[5]
Centro Centroamericano de Población[6]

For the 2011 census, Limón had a population of 94,415 inhabitants. [7]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hernández, Hermógenes (1985). Costa Rica: evolución territorial y principales censos de población 1502 - 1984 (in Spanish) (1 ed.). San José: Editorial Universidad Estatal a Distancia. pp. 164–173. ISBN 9977-64-243-5. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Declara oficial para efectos administrativos, la aprobación de la División Territorial Administrativa de la República N°41548-MGP". Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica (in Spanish). 19 March 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  3. ^ División Territorial Administrativa de la República de Costa Rica (PDF) (in Spanish). Editorial Digital de la Imprenta Nacional. 8 March 2017. ISBN 978-9977-58-477-5.
  4. ^ "Área en kilómetros cuadrados, según provincia, cantón y distrito administrativo". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  6. ^ "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).
  7. ^ "Censo. 2011. Población total por zona y sexo, según provincia, cantón y distrito". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.