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About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a republic in Central America on the Isthmus of Panama, with coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, it borders Nicaragua in north and Panama in south east.

With an area of 51,100 km², the country is about the size of Slovakia or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia.

Having a narrow Pacific coastal region, the country is covered by rugged mountains cutting the country from north west to south east, with peaks over 3,600 m (12,000 ft) high.

The mountain chain contains several major volcanoes, one volcano, Irazu erupted destructively in the mid-1960s. With 3,820 m Mount Cerro Chirripo is the highest mountain in Costa Rica.

The coastal plains are low and subject to flooding, as well as being quite hot, humid, and heavily forested. Principal river is the San Juan River, the outlet of Lake Nicaragua.

Capital city is San José. Official language is Spanish.

The map is showing Costa Rica and the neighboring countries with international borders,
the national capital San José, department capitals, major cities and towns, main roads, railroads and major airports.

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Costa Rica relief, showing its mountain chain and the location of Mount Cerro Chirripo.
  Cities in Costa Rica

The map shows the location of Costa Rican cities and towns:

Largest cities in Costa Rica are: San José (capital; pop.: 310,000), Limón (Puerto Limón, second largest city and primary port; pop.: 56,000), Alajuela (pop.: 43,000), San Francisco (pop.: 41,000)

Other cities, towns, and places:
Bagaces, Bolivia, Bomba, Boruca, Bratsi, Buena Vista, Buenos Aires, Cabuya, Cahuita, Canas, Canoas, Caño Negro, Cariblanco, Carmona, Cartago, Castilla, Chaparron, Cocles, Colorado, Colorado, Corina, Coronado, Cuajiniquil, Cuajiniquil, Cuajiniquil, Cuatro Bocas, Delta del San Juan, Dominical, Drake, Esparza, Filadelphia, Frailes, Garza, Golfito, Grecia, Guacimo, Guapiles, Guatuzo, Guayabos, Hacienda Porvenir, Hacienda Trancas, Hatillo, Heredia, Herradura, Hojancha, Jaco, Juntas, La Cruz, Lapita, Liberia, Limonal, Los Chiles, Mal Pais, Matina, Mesas, Miramar, Naranjo, Neily, Nicoya, Orotina, Pandora, Paquera, Paraíso, Piedras Blancas, Pilas, Pital, Platanal, Portegolpe, Puerto Cortes, Puerto Culebra, Puerto Humo, Puerto Jimenez, Puerto Quepos, Puerto Soley, Puerto Vielo, Puntarenas, Puriscal, Quesada, Quina, Sabanilla, San Bartolo, San Isidro de El General, San Jose, San Marcos, San Pablo, San Pedro, San Ramon, San Vito, Santa Cecilia, Santa Cruz, Santa Teresa, Siquirres, Sirena, Suerre, Tambor, Tarcoles, Tenorio, Terraba, Tilaran, Tortuguero, Tres de Junio, Turrialba, Uatsi, Union, Upala, Uvita, Vueltas, and Zarcero.
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