Costa Rica Geography, Climate, Areas, Cities


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The information below contains geography information for Costa Rica, including climate, weather, cities, and area information. You can also check out the Costa Rica Country Page for additional resources.

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    Area: 51,032 sq. km. (19,652 sq. mi.); about twice the size of the state of Vermont.
    Cities: Capital--San Jose (metropolitan area pop. 1.2 million). Other major cities--Puntarenas (300,000), Alajuela (250,000), Limon (150,000), Cartago (150,000).
    Terrain: A rugged, central range separates the eastern and western coastal plains.
    Climate: Mild in the central highlands, tropical and subtropical in coastal areas.