Tierra Blanca is a district in Cartago Canton, Costa Rica
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.
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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The first indigenous peoples of Costa Rica were hunters and gatherers, and when the Spanish conquerors arrived, Costa Rica was divided in two distinct cultural areas due to its geographical location in the Intermediate Area, between Mesoamerican and the Andean cultures, with influences of both cultures.
The Central Valley is a plateau and a geographic region of central Costa Rica. The land in the valley is a relative plain, despite being surrounded by several mountains and volcanos, the latter part of the Central Range. The region houses almost three quarters of Costa Ricans, and includes the capital and most populous city, San José. The valley is shared among the provinces of Alajuela, Heredia, San José and Cartago. The region occupies an area of 11,366 km², more than a fifth of the country, and is drained by the Tárcoles River on the west side and by the Reventazón River on the east side.
The Costa Rica Institute of Technology,, also known as "ITCR" or "TEC", is a university in Costa Rica specializing in engineering and advance science and research, its main campus is located in Cartago, Costa Rica.
Escazú is the second canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 34.49 km². The canton lies west of the San José Canton and its whole territory is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area. According to 2011 census data, its population is 56,509.
Estadio Jose Rafael "Fello" Meza Ivankovich is a multi-use stadium in Cartago, Costa Rica. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of C.S. Cartaginés. The stadium holds 8,282 people and was built in 1949.
Orosi is a town in the Cartago Province in Costa Rica, about 35 kilometers south of the capital San José. Orosi is situated on the Reventazón River in the Orosi Valley, a deep valley with a humid climate, surrounded by hills and lush vegetation. The cultivation of coffee is the leading industry in the area. Orosi has a population of approximately 4,600 and claims to have the oldest Catholic church still in use in Costa Rica. The church, Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi, was built in 1743 during the colonial era.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cartago is a Latin suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Limón is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica.
The Lankester Botanical Gardens are a set of gardens outside of Cartago, Costa Rica. The garden is open to the public, but is operated by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) as a research center and is a major center for orchid research in both Central America and the Caribbean.
Cartago is the first canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 287.77 square kilometres (111.11 sq mi), and has a population of 154,822. The provincial capital of Cartago is also the capital city of the canton.
Paraíso is the second canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 411.91 square kilometres (159.04 sq mi), and has a population of 59,259.
La Unión is the third canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 44.83 km2 (17.31 sq mi), and has a population of 85,506.
Jiménez is the fourth canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 286.43 square kilometres (110.59 sq mi), and has a population of 15,928.
Turrialba is the fifth canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 1,642.67 square kilometres (634.24 sq mi). Its estimated population as of 2013 was 73,064. The canton's capital city is Turrialba.
El Guarco is the eighth canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 167.69 square kilometres (64.75 sq mi), and has a population of 43,415.
Alvarado is the sixth canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 81.06 km², and has a population of 14,589 The capital city of the canton is Pacayas.
El Tejar is a district and head city of the El Guarco Canton, in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica.
Tobosi is a town in the province of Cartago, Costa Rica, located about 12 miles southwest of the city of Cartago. It is also known as San Juan de Tobosi. St. John the Evangelist is the town's patron guardian.
National Secondary Route 224, or just Route 224 is a National Road Route of Costa Rica, located in the Cartago province.
National Tertiary Route 401, or just Route 401 is a National Road Route of Costa Rica, located in the Cartago province.