Cañas is the sixth canton of the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It covers an area of 682.20 km². Its head is the homonymous city of Cañas. According to the 2011 National Census, the population of the canton was 26,201 inhabitants, of which, 8.1% was born abroad. The same census highlights that there were 7,172 occupied dwellings, of which, 54.8% were in good condition and there were problems of overcrowding in 7.8% of the dwellings.80.0% of its inhabitants lived in urban areas. Among other data, the literacy level of the canton is 96.4%, with an average schooling of 7.5 years.