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Limon Province

Limon Province

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Chapters: People From Limon Province, Andy Herron, Winston Parks, Whayne Wilson, Harry Shum, Jr., Jervis Drummond, Kraesher Mooke, Roy Myers, Kurt Bernard. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Limon is one of seven provinces in Costa Rica. The majority of its territory is situated in the country's Caribbean lowlands, though the southwestern portion houses part of an extensive mountain range known as the cordillera de Talamanca. The province shares its northern border with Nicaragua via the Rio San Juan, its western borders with the provinces of Heredia, Cartago, and Puntarenas, and its southern border with Panama via the Rio Sixaola. Within the province there are six cantones, or counties, which include Poccoci, Guacimo, Siquirres, Matina, Limon, and Talamanca. Each canton has several local districts. Limon is the most culturally diverse of Costa Rica's provinces, housing a significant Afro-Caribbean and indigenous population. Several languages are spoken, and due mainly to its cultural ties to the Caribbean islands, dishes like rice and beans are ubiquitous throughout the province, along with reggae, calypso, and soca music (see "Demographics"). The capital is Puerto Limon, and other important cities include Siquirres and Guapiles. Locals refer to themselves as limonenses. Translation: "Wherever I go, Limonense I am"Columbus was the first European to visit Limon during his fourth and final voyage to the Americas in 1502, setting anchor near Isla Uvita, just off the shore of present-day Puerto Limon. Due mainly to the region's hot and inhospitable weather and fervent resistance from indigenous groups, the Spanish tried but eventually gave up the idea of colonizing the Caribbean lowlands and instead opted to exploit the central valley and Pacific regions. ...http: //booksllc.net/?id=55253

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  • ISBN-13: 9781158112524
  • Publisher: Books LLC
  • Publisher Imprint: Books LLC
  • Height: 152 mm
  • No of Pages: 32
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 59 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1158112521
  • Publisher Date: 14 Oct 2010
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 2 mm
  • Width: 229 mm

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