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Osa

Escudo of the Province Puntarenas Costa Rica Canton No. 5:  Osa
Capital:  Puerto Cortés City
Size:  1 930.24 km2
Founded:  1940
Km from Puerto Cortés to San José:  266 km

Districts

Osa, Canton of Puntarenas Province District 1:  Puerto Cortés City
District 2:  Palmar, Palmar Norte
District 3:  Sierpe
District 4:  Bahía Ballena
District 5:  Piedras Blancas

History

Osa, Canton of Puntarenas Province

This canton began to develop when the banana plantaions moved in from the Caribbean region is 1938 and a landing strip was built. Puerto Cortés used to be the principal point of communication between that region and the city of Puntarenas through vessels that arrived by sea.

General Description

Osa, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The river basins are of the rivers of the Osa Peninsula, Barum Esquinas and Térraba. The main agricultural products are rive, cacao, corn, sorghum, beans and palm oil. Palm oil replaced bananas when it became more profitable.

Interesting Sites

Osa, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The Curré Indian Reservation is in the Palmar District; the Dulce Gulf Forest Reserve and the Corcovado Nacional PArk are in the Sierpe District.

Climate

Osa, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The average temperature is 26 Degrees Celcius.

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