Siquirres (canton)

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Coordinates: 10°05′01″N 083°30′28″W / 10.08361°N 83.50778°W / 10.08361; -83.50778 (Siquirres)

Siquirres canton in Limón province

Siquirres is the third canton in the province of Limón in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 860.19 km²,[1] and has a population of 56,246.[2] Its capital city is Siquirres.

The canton touches the Caribbean coast between the mouths of the Río Pacuare to the southeast and the Río Parismina to the northwest. It encompasses territory in a southwest direction, between the Río Madre de Dios on the southeast side and the Río Destierro on the northwest, as far as the southernmost portion of the Cordillera Central.

The area is drained by the rivers Reventazón, Parismina, Pacuare River, Madre de Dios and Matina River.

Districts[edit]

Districts of Siquirres canton
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The canton of Siquirres is subdivided into six districts (distritos):

  1. Siquirres, postal code 70301, coordinates 10°05′01″N 83°30′28″W / 10.08361°N 83.50778°W / 10.08361; -83.50778 (Siquirres)
    • Neighborhoods (Barrios): María Auxiliadora, Brooklin, San Rafael, San Martín, Triunfo, Miraflores, El Invu, Siquirritos, Betania
    • Villages (Poblados): Alto Guayacán, Amelia, Amistad, Bajo Tigre, Barnstorf, Betania, Boca Pacuare, Boca Parismina, Calvario, Calle Tajo, Canadá, Caño Blanco, Carmen, Celina, El Coco, El Cocal, Dos Bocas, Encanto (norte), Encanto (sur), Ganga, Imperio, Indiana Dos, Indiana Tres, Indiana Uno, Islona, Lindavista, Livingston, Lucha, Milla 52, Moravia, Morazán, Nueva Esperanza, Nueva Virginia, San Alberto Nuevo, San Alberto Viejo, San Alejo, San Joaquín, Santo Domingo
  2. Pacuarito, postal code 70302, coordinates 10°06′12″N 83°28′06″W / 10.10333°N 83.46833°W / 10.10333; -83.46833 (Pacuarito)
    • Villages (Poblados): Alto Mirador, Altos de Pacuarito, Buenos Aires, Cimarrones, Culpeper, Cultivez, Freehold, Galicia, Isla Nueva, Leona, Madre de Dios, Manila, Monteverde, Perla, Perlita, Río Hondo, San Carlos, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Ten Switch, Trinidad, Waldeck
  3. Florida, postal code 70303, coordinates 10°05′22″N 83°34′21″W / 10.08944°N 83.57250°W / 10.08944; -83.57250 (Florida)
    • Neighborhoods (Barrios): El Alto
    • Villages (Poblados): Alto Gracias a Dios, Alto Laurelar, Altos de Pascua, Bonilla Abajo, Casorla, Chonta, Destierro, Fourth Cliff, Huecos, Lomas, Llano, Pascua, Río Peje, Roca, Rubí, San Antonio, Túnel Camp
  4. Germania, postal code 70304, coordinates 10°09′00″N 83°04′18″W / 10.15000°N 83.07167°W / 10.15000; -83.07167 (Germania)
    • Neighborhoods (Barrios): América, Babilonia
    • Villages (Poblados): Cacao, Colombiana, Herediana, Milano, Trinidad, Williamsburg
  5. Cairo, postal code 70305, coordinates 10°07′32″N 83°32′25″W / 10.12556°N 83.54028°W / 10.12556; -83.54028 (Cairo)
    • Neighborhoods (Barrios): Francia
    • Villages (Poblados): Ana, Bellavista, Boca Río Jiménez, Castilla, Cocal, Golden Grove, Josefina, Junta, Luisiana, Milla 3, Milla 4, Milla 5, Milla 6, Ontario, Peje, Seis Amigos, Silencio.
  6. Alegría (La Alegría), postal code 70306, coordinates 10°05′23″N 83°36′12″W / 10.08972°N 83.60333°W / 10.08972; -83.60333 (Alegría)
    • Villages (Poblados): Alto Herediana, Portón Iberia, Río Peje, Vueltas.

Tourism[edit]

Areas of interest to tourists include Pacuare Tourist Center, Barra del Parismina, Barra del Pacuare and Laguna Madre de Dios.

Commerce[edit]

Agriculture products include: Banana, cacao, corn, coconut, plantain, rice, cassava, soursop, macadamia, nuts, pasión fruit and ginger. Fishing and cattle are also important.

Climate[edit]

The climate is warm, wet with temperatures between 25 and 26 Degrees Celsius.

Inhabitants[edit]

Inhabitants in 1999: 47,000.

History[edit]

The canton was established by law on September 19, 1911.

References[edit]

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