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Intergrated Look At Los Santos Region

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  • 1. 2009 “ An integrated look at Los Santos Region”
  • 2. Capital: San José Area: 51 100 Km² Administrative division: 7 Provinces 81 Counties 470 Districts About Costa Rica
  • 3. Population: 4,5 million people (Los Santos Region: 36 000 people) Language: Spanish Religion: Catholic (80 %) With freedom to choose their beliefs Population
  • 4. Climate: Tropical weather (rainy and dry season well define) Highest altitute: Chirripó National Park , Cordillera de Talamanca ( 3.820 meters avobe sea level) Tropical conditions
  • 5. Located in San José Province, Central Pacific of Costa Rica This zone is located 65 kilometers from the capital city Los Santos Region
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • Elevation :
    • 900-2450 m.s.n.m
    • Average temperature:
    • 18-25° Celsius
    • Rainfall average:
    • 2 500 mm/year
    Climate Conditions
  • 9. Area: 400 Km²              Population: 7 027 people Dota County
  • 10. Tarrazú County Area: 298 Km² Population:  15 142                        
  • 11. Area: 120 Km² Population:  11 696                         León Cortés County
  • 12.
    • Colonizers came from the Central
    • Valley of Costa Rica to this region
    • (June, 1863)
    The first coffee plantation dates around 1850 History
  • 13.
    • Coffee
    • Avocado
    • Cattle
    • Tourism
    • Blackberry
    • Environmental Services
    Products from the Region
  • 14.  
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • Planted area:
    • Dota, Tarrazú, León Cortés
    • Varieties: Arabic
    • Altitude:
    • 900- 1900 meters above
    • sea level
    Coffee
  • 17.
    • CoopeTarrazú
    • (2600 members)
    • Coopedota
    • (750 members)
    • CoopeLlano Bonito
    • ( 560 members)
    • Costa Rica has 73 000 coffee producers, 62% of them are members of cooperatives
    Coffee Cooperatives
  • 18.  
  • 19. Coffee and altitude 649 Coffee < 1200 m 711 Coffee > 1900 m 12 447 Coffee 1200-1900 m 67 988 Other uses Area (ha) Uses (altitute)
  • 20. From November to March. It is developed during the dry season in the region Harvesting Season
  • 21. Coffee Process/Sundried
  • 22. Cattle High lands Dos Pinos Cooperative collect the milk
  • 23. Diversifying the production
  • 24. Other products
  • 25. Blackberry
  • 26.  
  • 27.
    • National System of Conservation Areas
    • Los Santos Region: Central Pacific Conservation Area
    • Categories of management:
    • National Park
    • Forestry Reserve
    • Biological Reserve
    • Protected Zone
    Conservation Areas
  • 28. Conservation Areas
  • 29. Life Zones in the Region
  • 30. Water Resources
  • 31. Efforts for conservation
  • 32. Forest vs Coffee
  • 33. Environmental Education
  • 34. Rural Tourism
  • 35. Roads
  • 36.
    • 3 Coffee cooperatives
    • 1 Electricity cooperative
    • (CoopeSantos R.L)
    • Institute of Coffee from Costa Rica)
    • Ministry
    • (Agriculture, Health, Environmental, etc)
    Institutions in the Region
  • 37. Pirrís Hydroelectric Project Construction of a dam: 113 high Second largest of this type in Central America Head race tunnel: 11 km long Costa Rican Electricity Institute
  • 38. Culture
  • 39. ¡Thanks for your attention!

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