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Geography Statistics of Costa Rica

  • 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)

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  • 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

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)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.