Guácimo (canton)

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Coordinates: 10°12′46″N 083°41′12″W / 10.21278°N 83.68667°W / 10.21278; -83.68667 (Guácimo)

Guácimo canton in Limón province

Guácimo is the name of the sixth canton in the province of Limón in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 576.48 km²,[1] and has a population of 37,549.[2] Its capital city is also called Guácimo.

The canton is the only canton in the province of Limón that does not touch the Caribbean Sea. Its northern border is marked by the Río Esperanza and the Río Jiménez, which also forms the western border. The Río Destierro and Río Parismina delineate the eastern boundary, and the canton reaches into the Cordillera Central in the south.

Districts[edit]

Districts of Guácimo canton

The canton of Guácimo is subdivided into five districts (distritos):

  1. Guácimo, postal code 70601, coordinates 10°12′46″N 83°41′12″W / 10.21278°N 83.68667°W / 10.21278; -83.68667 (Guácimo)
    • Neighborhoods (Barrios): África, Cantarrana, Guayacán
    • Villages (Poblados): Aguacate, Angelina, Bosque, Cabaña, Edén, El Tres, Estación Rudín, Fox Hall, Guaira, Hogar, Parismina, Selva
  2. Mercedes, postal code 70602, coordinates 10°10′40″N 83°36′50″W / 10.17778°N 83.61389°W / 10.17778; -83.61389 (Mercedes)
    • Neighborhoods (Barrios): Bremen
    • Villages (Poblados): Argentina, Confianza, Iroquois
  3. Pocora, postal code 70603, coordinates 10°10′18″N 83°36′15″W / 10.17167°N 83.60417°W / 10.17167; -83.60417 (Pocora)
    • Neighborhoods (Barrios): Pocora Sur
    • Villages (Poblados): El Carmen
  4. Río Jiménez, postal code 70604, coordinates 10°15′06″N 83°36′15″W / 10.25167°N 83.60417°W / 10.25167; -83.60417 (Río Jiménez)
    • Villages (Poblados): Ángeles, Bocas del Río Silencio, Camarón, Cartagena, Dulce Nombre, Escocia, Irlanda, Ligia, Santa María, Socorro
  5. Duacarí, postal code 70605, coordinates 10°17′28″N 83°36′44″W / 10.29111°N 83.61222°W / 10.29111; -83.61222 (Duacarí)
    • Villages (Poblados): Aguas Gatas, Carambola, Castaño, Esperanza, Fruta de Pan, Limbo, Zancudo

History[edit]

The canton was established by law on May 8, 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  2. ^ Estimates of Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), May 2003.