Canton No. 2: Guápiles
Capital: Guápiles City
Km from Guápiles to San José: 203 km
Size: 2,403.49 km2
Habitants 1999: 75,000
District 1: Guápiles City
District 2: Jiménez
District 3: La Rita
District 4: Roxana
District 5: Cariari
District 6: Cariari
The canton owes its settlement to the Mainor Keith contract to exploit the railroad and to the Carrillo Road in 1882, whe the governdfdmnet sold land in the region in order to encourage migration to the area. The canton was named after the Pococí Indians who inhabited the lanas befote the arrival of the Spanish.
The canton has the Caribbean Sae to the east and Nicaragua to the north. The zone is drained by the rivers Tortuguero, Reventazó-Parismina and the Chirripó. The principal means of livelihood is banana growing.
There are several scenic zones such as the river plains, the swamp, the river deltas, the volcanic hills, the coastal ridges and the lagoons on the north side of Limón.
The climate is warm, wet and with temperatures between 25 and 26 Degrees Celcius.
Cantons of Limón
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