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Limón (cri)

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Limón ranks 898th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Gori, Georgia, Klagenfurt, and Fujisawa, Kanagawa. Memorable people born in Limón include Harry Shum Jr., Winston Parks, and Kenny Cunningham. Limón has been the birth place of many soccer players and actors. Limón is located in Costa Rica.

Limón, commonly known as Puerto Limón, is a district, the capital city and main hub of Limón province, as well as of the Limón canton in Costa Rica. It is the seventh largest city in Costa Rica, with a population of over 55,000, and is home of the Afro-Costa Rican community. Part of the community traces its roots to Italian, Jamaican and Chinese laborers who worked on a late nineteenth-century railroad project that connected San José to Puerto Limón. Until 1948, the Costa Rican government did not recognize Afro-Caribbean people as citizens and restricted their movement outside Limón province. As a result of this "travel ban", this Afro-Caribbean population became firmly established in the region, which influenced decisions not to move even after it was legally permitted. Nowadays, there is a significant outflow of Limón natives who move to the country's Central Valley in search for better employment and education. The Afro-Caribbean community speaks Spanish and Limonese Creole, a creole of English. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1976 and 1992, Limón was the birth place of 13 globally memorable people, including Harry Shum Jr., Winston Parks, and Kenny Cunningham.

People Born in Limón

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Most individuals born in present day Limón were soccer players (11), actors (1), and athletes (1),  while most who died were .

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Limón, including Winston Parks, Kenny Cunningham, and Jervis Drummond. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Limón, including Winston Parks, Kenny Cunningham, and Jervis Drummond.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Limón since 1700.