Tierra Blanca, Cartago

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Tierra Blanca, Cartago
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Tierra Blanca
Tierra Blanca district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°55′50″N83°53′22″W / 9.9306506°N 83.8893687°W / 9.9306506; -83.8893687 Coordinates: 9°55′50″N83°53′22″W / 9.9306506°N 83.8893687°W / 9.9306506; -83.8893687
CountryFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Province Cartago
Canton Cartago
Creation5 December 1919
Area
  Total12.75 km2 (4.92 sq mi)
Elevation
2,080 m (6,820 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total5,103
  Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−06:00
Postal code
30108

Tierra Blanca is a district of the Cartago canton, in the Cartago province of Costa Rica. [1] [2]

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History

Tierra Blanca was created on 5 December 1919 by Decreto Ejecutivo 22. [2]

Geography

Tierra Blanca has an area of 12.75 km² [3] and an elevation of 2,080 metres. [1] It is located about 3 miles north of the city of Cartago, Costa Rica; resting on the slopes of the mountain whose summit is the Irazú Volcano.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1927 1,102
1950 1,81965.1%
1963 2,28425.6%
1973 2,65616.3%
1984 3,52732.8%
2000 4,63931.5%
2011 5,10310.0%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos [4]
Centro Centroamericano de Población [5]

For the 2011 census, Tierra Blanca had a population of 5,103 inhabitants. [6]

Transportation

Road transportation

The district is covered by the following road routes:

Economy

Tierra Blanca is a small farming community made up of about 5,000 inhabitants of mostly Spanish descent. The people of Tierra Blanca farm mostly potatoes, onions and carrots, with a few who farm strawberries as well. The climate is moderate, but cold in comparison with the rest of Costa Rica.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Declara oficial para efectos administrativos, la aprobación de la División Territorial Administrativa de la República N°41548-MGP". Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica (in Spanish). 19 March 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. 1 2 División Territorial Administrativa de la República de Costa Rica (PDF) (in Spanish). Editorial Digital de la Imprenta Nacional. 8 March 2017. ISBN   978-9977-58-477-5.
  3. "Área en kilómetros cuadrados, según provincia, cantón y distrito administrativo". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  4. "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  5. "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).
  6. "Censo. 2011. Población total por zona y sexo, según provincia, cantón y distrito". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.