Limón Province

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Limón
Province

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Coordinates: 10°02′N 83°13′W / 10.03°N 83.22°W / 10.03; -83.22Coordinates: 10°02′N 83°13′W / 10.03°N 83.22°W / 10.03; -83.22
Country Costa Rica
Capital city Puerto Limón (pop. 89,933)
Largest city Puerto Limón
Area
 • Total 9,189 km2 (3,548 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 386,862
 • Density 42.1006/km2 (109.040/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CR-L

Limón is a province in Costa Rica. The province has an area of 9,189 km². It has a population of 386,862.[1]

Most of the territory is located in Costa Rica's Caribbean lowlands. Limón province has its northern border with Nicaragua through the San Juan river, it borders the provinces of Heredia, Cartago, and Puntarenas to the west. Its southern border is with Panama through the Río Sixaola river.

The capital is Puerto Limón. Other important cities are Siquirres, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, and Guápiles.

The locals call themselves limonenses.

Cantons[change | change source]

Canton (Capital):

  1. Limón (Puerto Limón)
  2. Pococí (Guápiles)
  3. Siquirres (Siquirres)
  4. Talamanca (Bribri)
  5. Matina (Matina)
  6. Guácimo (Guácimo)

Weather[change | change source]

Unlike the rest of Costa Rica, Limón has no dry-wet seasons. It rains all the year. The driest months are in September and October.

Climate data for Limón International Airport, Costa Rica
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.7
(80)
26.7
(80)
27.8
(82)
28.3
(83)
28.3
(83)
28.3
(83)
27.8
(82)
27.8
(82)
28.9
(84)
28.3
(83)
27.2
(81)
26.7
(80)
27.72
(81.9)
Average low °C (°F) 21.7
(71)
21.7
(71)
22.2
(72)
22.8
(73)
23.9
(75)
23.9
(75)
23.3
(74)
23.3
(74)
23.9
(75)
23.9
(75)
22.8
(73)
22.2
(72)
22.94
(73.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 319
(12.56)
200.7
(7.90)
193.3
(7.61)
287
(11.30)
281.4
(11.08)
276.1
(10.87)
407.9
(16.06)
288.8
(11.37)
163.1
(6.42)
198.1
(7.80)
367
(14.45)
401.6
(15.81)
3,384
(133.23)
Source: Weather Underground [2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Resultados Generales Censo 2011 p. 22
  2. "Weather for Limon International Airport". Weather Underground. http://www.wunderground.com/NORMS/DisplayIntlNORMS.asp?CityCode=78767&Units=english.