Tierra Blanca, Cartago

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

Tierra Blanca
View from Tierra Blanca
View from Tierra Blanca
Tierra Blanca district
Tierra Blanca district location in Costa Rica
Tierra Blanca district location in Costa Rica
Tierra Blanca
Tierra Blanca district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°55′50″N 83°53′22″W / 9.9306506°N 83.8893687°W / 9.9306506; -83.8893687Coordinates: 9°55′50″N 83°53′22″W / 9.9306506°N 83.8893687°W / 9.9306506; -83.8893687
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceCartago
CantonCartago
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 zoneUTC−06:00
Postal code
30108

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

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.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19271,102
19501,81965.1%
19632,28425.6%
19732,65616.3%
19843,52732.8%
20004,63931.5%
20115,10310.0%

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]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

The district is covered by the following road routes:

EconomyEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b 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.