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Importance and Location
The Cayo District is mostly an agricultural district. The chief crops are citrus, (oranges, grapefruit, and tangerine), as well as bananas. Recently oil was found in Spanish Lookout and is now in production. In addition to the ruins listed above there are several other important nature reserves including two National Parks, Blue Hole (park) and Guanacaste National Park. Ecotourism is also an important part of the region's economy.
According to the 2000 census, Cayo District had a population of 53,715 people.
- "Mid‐Year Population by District and Sex, 2009". Statistical Institute of Belize. http://www.statisticsbelize.org.bz/dms20uc/dynamicdata/docs/20100112164405_2.pdf.