Turrialba (district)

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

Turrialba
Turrialba district
Turrialba district location in Costa Rica
Turrialba district location in Costa Rica
Turrialba
Turrialba district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°53′23″N 83°40′50″W / 9.8897121°N 83.6806611°W / 9.8897121; -83.6806611Coordinates: 9°53′23″N 83°40′50″W / 9.8897121°N 83.6806611°W / 9.8897121; -83.6806611
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceCartago
CantonTurrialba
Area
 • Total56.1 km2 (21.7 sq mi)
Elevation
646 m (2,119 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total26,680
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Postal code
30501
ClimateAf

GeographyEdit

Turrialba has an area of 56.1 km²[3] and an elevation of 646 metres.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1864776
188386912.0%
19279,095
195013,58449.4%
196319,93246.7%
197318,873−5.3%
198423,70525.6%
200032,00435.0%
201126,680−16.6%

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

For the 2011 census, Turrialba had a population of 26,680 inhabitants.[6]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

The district is covered by the following road routes:

EconomyEdit

The main industries are textiles, agriculture and tourism. The Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers are notable for whitewater rafting, making Turrialba a mecca for the sport.

"Several cities developed and prospered as a result of the building of the railroad to the Caribbean; Turrialba is one of these, and its architectural, spatial and ethnic makeup is different from other towns. Declared a City of National Archeological Interest, this town is the entryway to the Costa Rican Caribbean.

Turrialba’s outskirts contain appealing rural communities such as Santa Cruz, where homemade Turrialba cheese is produced, La Suiza and Aquiares, as well as the rapids of the Reventazón and Pacuare rivers." [7] Serpentario Viborana, a snake rehabilitation center, is also located in Turrialba.[8]

Baseball factoryEdit

The town is also home to the only official Major League baseball factory, moved there from Haiti by Rawlings in the late 1980s. This factory is a major employer in an otherwise depressed farming economy.[9]

Education and ResearchEdit

Two universities are located here: the Tropical Agronomy Research and Learning Centre (CATIE), of international influence, and the University of Costa Rica.

SportsEdit

The town's football club is Turrialba FC, who have spent several seasons in the Costa Rican Primera División. They play their home games at the Estadio Rafael Ángel Camacho.

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. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Kahler, Karl (31 Aug 2015). "Turrialba: Why the population explosion of Costa Rican snakes near people?". The Tico Times. Retrieved 21 Sep 2016.
  9. ^ "Did You Know Rawlings Baseballs are Made in Turrialba, Costa Rica?". 4 July 2018.