Tierra Blanca, Cartago

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Tierra Blanca

Tierra Blanca is a district in Cartago Canton, Costa Rica [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. Tierra Blanca is at an elevation of about 2000 m above sea level.

Background

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. "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2015.

Coordinates: 9°55′N83°54′W / 9.917°N 83.900°W / 9.917; -83.900