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Guacimo, Costa Rica - Earth University

Page history last edited by smacnicoll@... 11 years, 2 months ago

                      *About Costa Rica*                                  

 

 

 

                                  

                                           ^Costa Rica national parks^

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guácimo is the capital of Limón Province .This town is on the east side of Costa Rice. It has a lot of fruit like, banana  and pineapple. The area is not visited by tourists a lot of times. You can tour the Eartyh campus and visit the different reserve areas where more than 350 bird species have been recorded including the great green macaw.  A popular tour here is the  Costa Flores , a huge tropical flower and palm farm. Its forty-eight acres include landscaped gardens and ponds. 

 

 

About Earth University:

 

 Earth University is located in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. Universidad EARTH is a university located in Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica. Specialises in Agriculture and the Environment. Approximately 400-500 students. It attracts a whole range of nationalities including American and British interns who often study at the university for a semester to a year. Students attend to learn about sustainable agriculture. Luis Alberto Monge, former president of Costa Rica, says founders envisioned EARTH as an institute where students and faculty would find ways to blend "the latest and best agricultural practices" with "environmentally stable development." EARTH anted to provide a new generation of visionary leaders for rural Latin America and the Carribean -- in Monge's words, "leaders for the future, to deal with the problems of hunger and poverty in the region."

 

 

Photo Gallery of Guacimo:

 

 

Map of Cantones of the Province Limón

 

Map of Costa Rica

 

 

Some facts...

 

 

Canton No. 6:  Guácimo

 

 

Capital:  Guácimo CityKm from Guácimo to San José:  152 km

 

 

Size:  576.48 km2

 

 

Habitants 1999:  27,000

 

Founded:  1971

 

 

 

The History...

 

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he canton was inhabited by indigenous groups as well as the Spanish. Development came from the banana industry and the railraod between Siquirres and San José. 

 

 

 

General discription...

 

The area is drained by the rivers Reventazón-Parismina, Chirripó and Tortuguero. The principal form of employment is farming, especially in bananas, cacao, tubers and livestock.

 

 

 

Interesting sites...

 

There is great diversity of flora and fauna by the Cordillera Volcanica Central Forest Reserve.

 

 

 

 

About the climate in Costa Rica...

 

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he canton is wet and with average temperatures of 24 to 25 Degrees Celcius. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Links:

 

( 1 ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Costa_Rica_(state).svg 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guácimo 

 

 

( 2 ] 

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=earth%20university%20of%20costa%20rica&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi 

 

 

( 3 ]

http://www.1-costaricalink.com/costa_rica_provinces/limon_costa_rica/guacimo_costa_rica.htm

 

( 4 ]http://www.govisitcostarica.com/category/entertainment/entertainment.asp

 

( 5 ]

http://www.govisitcostarica.com/category/resources/resources.asp

 

 Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Public Affairs. CIA World Factbook - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cs.html. March 5, 2009.

Comments (7)

Coroland Gil said

at 7:12 am on Mar 19, 2009

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Coroland Gil said

at 6:51 am on Mar 19, 2009

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Coroland Gil said

at 6:39 am on Mar 17, 2009

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Alyssa Dubois said

at 6:17 am on Mar 16, 2009

love it so farr!!!!!!!!!!!!!

smacnicoll@... said

at 5:35 am on Mar 16, 2009

Tell about each district in Guacimo.

Bryan Baez said

at 7:21 am on Mar 13, 2009

i love this one !

smacnicoll@... said

at 5:38 am on Mar 12, 2009

Interesting that it's not visited often. Why not? How many people live there? What is there to visit if you go? What is Earth University? Who studies there?

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