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Siquirres is the third canton of the province of Limón in Costa Rica and was created by law n °11 of September 29,1911. It is the epicenter of the province of Limón and its lands are low so its average temperature is around 29°C. It is a mainly agricultural canton and its most important activity is the production of banana and pineapple. It is connected by road with the rest of the province and the country. In recent years, tourism visiting the rapids of the Pacuare and Reventazón rivers has become important. According to the 2011 National Census, the population of the canton was 56,786 inhabitants, of which 6.9% were born abroad.

The same census highlights that there were 16,206 occupied dwellings, of which 48.2% were in good condition and there were problems of overcrowding in 5.9% of the dwellings.53.8% of its inhabitants lived in urban areas. Among other data, the level of literacy in the canton is 96.5%, with an average schooling of 6.5 years. The same census details that the economically active population is distributed as follows: Primary Sector: 44.8%. Secondary Sector: 10.5%. Tertiary Sector: 44.7% Human Development Index: 0.753.