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Physical Map of Costa Rica showing relief, major rivers, mountain ranges, the highest point, important cities, international borders, etc.
Where is Costa Rica?

Flag of Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Quick Facts

Land Area 51,060 km2
Water Area 40 km2
Total Area 51,100 km2
Population 4,872,543
Population Density 95.35 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $79.26 Billion
GDP Per Capita $16,100
Currency Colon (CRC)
Largest Cities
  • San José (1,399,629)
  • Alajuela (365,584)
  • Heredia (340,594)
Costa Rica Flag:
flag of costa rica

The flag of Costa Rica was officially adopted on September 29, 1848. The blue and white are the original colors used by the United Provinces of Central America, while the combined red, white and blue are modeled after the colors of the French Tricolore. The country's coat of arms is found on the red panel and the three volcanoes in the country are featured.



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Costa Rica Coat of Arms:
costa rica coat of arms

The Coat of Arms shows three volcanoes representing the country's three mountain ranges and a valley. These divide two oceans where ships are sailing, symbolizing the sea ports of the Pacific and the Caribbean Ocean.



The seven stars stand for the seven provinces of Costa Rica, and the rising sun commemorates the birth of the new nation. At the top of the coat of arms there is an inscription that reads: "Central America"!

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