Located in the continent of Central America, Costa Rica covers 51,060 square kilometers of land and 40 square kilometers of water, making it the 131st largest nation in the world with a total area of 51,100 square kilometers.
Costa Rica became an independent state in 1838, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Costa Rica is 4,636,348 (2012) and the nation has a density of 91 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Costa Rica is the Costa Rican Colon (CRC). As well, the people of Costa Rica are refered to as Costa Rican.
The dialing code for the country is 506 and the top level internet domain for Costa Rican sites is .cr.
To learn more, visit our detailed Costa Rica section.
|Density||90.8 / km2 ( 235.2 / mi2 )|
|Capital||San Jose (San Jose)|
|Currency||Costa Rican Colon|
|GDP||49,552,580,683 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||10,688 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||51,060 km2 (19,714 mi2)|
|Water Area||40 km2 (15 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Panama, Nicaragua|
What is the capital of Costa Rica?
San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica. It has a population of 335,007, and is located on a latitue of 9.93 and longitude of -84.08.
San Jose is also the political center of Costa Rica, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About San Jose, the Capital Of Costa Rica
|Elevation||1161 meters over sea level|
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