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Largest Cities

 

City Population Estimated
San Jose 327,800 2002
Limon 61,800 2003
Alajuela 45,400 2002

Key Data

 

Region: Central America and the Caribbean
Population: 4,032,900 September 2002
Area Total: 51,100 km2
Area Land: 50,660 km2
Coast Line: 1,290 km km
Capital: San Jose
Climate: Tropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November).
Languages: Spanish
English
Currency: 1 Costa Rican colon (C) = 100 centimos
Holiday: Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

Average Daily Temperature

 

Capital: San Jose
January: 19.1C / 66.4F
July: 20.4C / 68.7F
Annual Rainfall: 1873.0mm / 73.7''
Ethnic Divisions

 

European descent (including mestizo) 94%
African 3%
Amerindian 1%
Chinese 1%
other 1%

 

Costa Rica Map

 

 

Religions

 

Roman Catholic 76%
Evangelical 14%
other 5%
none 3%
Jehovah's Witnesses 1%
other Protestant .70%
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