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Costa Rica's Information

Flag of Costa Rica
Land Area 51,060 km2
Water Area 40 km2
Total Area 51,100km2 (#126)
Population 4,872,543 (#123)
Population Density 95.43/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $79.26 Billion
GDP Per Capita $16,100
Currency Colon (CRC)
More Information Costa Rica
Largest Cities
  • Name: Costa Rica
    (long form) República de Costa Rica
  • Capital City: San Jose (159,535 pop.)
    (1,715,485 metro pop.)
  • Costa Rica Population: 4,695,942 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
    (conversion rates)

    costa rica colon
    One Costa Rica Colón
  • Ethnicity: White (including mestizo) 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%
  • GDP total: $58.6 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $12,600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) San José, Puerto Limón, San Francisco, Alajuela
  • Name: Officially República de Costa Rica, Costa Rica means "Rich Coast"
  • Independence Day: September 15
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 70.5%, Evangelical Protestants 13.8%, other 4.3%, none 11.3%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Costa Rica Trivia

What is the Biggest City in Costa Rica?

San José is the largest city in Costa Rica, with a population of 333,980.

Biggest Cities In Costa Rica

What Languages are Spoken in Costa Rica?

panish is the official language of Costa Rica. A number of indigenous languages such as Cabécar, Bribri, and Maléku are also spoken.

What Languages Are Spoken In Costa Rica?

What Kind of Government Does Costa Rica Have?

Costa Rica is a presidential, representative democratic republic, whereby the president serves as the country's head of state and head of government.

What Type of Government Does Costa Rica Have?

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is endowed with natural resources including arable land, minerals, wildlife, rivers, forests, and the country's beautiful scenery.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Costa Rica?

What are the Seven Natural Wonders of Costa Rica?

The seven natural wonders of Costa Rica are the Monteverde Reserve, the Poas Volcano,the Tortuguero Canals, the Celeste River, Chirripo Mountain, the Arenal volcano, and Cocos Island.

The Seven Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica

What is the Capital of Costa Rica?

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica.

What Is the Capital of Costa Rica?

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