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Geography Statistics of Costa Rica

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
  • Coastline: 802 miles (1290 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 19,560 sq miles (50,660 sq km)
    (water) 170 sq miles (440 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 19,730 sq miles (51,100 sq km)

    To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq mi (miles)
    use our converter
  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: 7 provinces; including Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas and San Jose.
  • Horizontal Width: 317 km (197 miles) from Puerto Limón to Santa Rosa
  • Vertical Length: 301 km (187 miles) from Upala to Golfito

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (2) Nicaragua, Panama
  • Geographic Center: 35 miles NE of Ajajuela
  • Highest Point: Cerro Chirripo - 12,500 ft.
    (3,810 m)
  • Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean - 0 ft. (0 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
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

Can You Name Some Native Reptiles Of Costa Rica?

Costa Rica houses a diverse variety of flora and fauna, which includes numerous reptiles, among which are several threatened species. It is estimated that 225 species of reptiles dwell in Costa Rica, with 70 of those species being lizards. Most of these lizards are small, forest-dwelling anoles. There are also giant lizards in Costa Rica, and they include the striped basilisk, the green iguana, and the black iguana. 20 venomous snake species are found in the country. It is also home to a variety of turtles, with 5 of the world’s seven sea turtle species nesting on its beaches.

Native Reptiles Of Costa Rica

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