Costa Rica - CR

Name Costa Rica (Cost of living)
Country ISO codes CR / CRI
Continent North America
Continent code NA
Capital San Jose
Area 5106
DD coordinates 9.630189 / -84.254184
DMS coordinates 9°37'48.68" N / -84°15'15.06" W
UTM coordinates 16P 801372.73622528 1065734.1052069
Total cities 426
Flag of Costa Rica

Costa Rica on map

Costa Rica is a part of the North America continent. It's geographical location is subject to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standardization, which, for Costa Rica, is CR.

It's territory covers an area of 5106 square kilometers. On nationwide level, Spanish is declared to be the official language(es) of the country.

On its territory, there are multiple nationalities and ethnic groups represented, such as Costa Rican. Highways and other transport links are characterized by a rather right-side road traffic. Traveling by car, people can drive 5035 km of roadways. Railway surfaces by length cover a total area of 278 km. Costa Rica merchant ships, tankers, and other types of maritime transport have access to 730 km of waterways.

Regular telecommunication operations are performed with the use of 506 prefix. Citizens and residents of the country use CRC as the main currency to purchase goods and pay for services.

More about Costa Rica

Official languages Spanish
Nationalities Costa Rican
Road traffic Right
Domain zone .cr
Phone codes 506
Currencies CRC
Life expectancy males Ø 77,5 years
Life expectancy females Ø 82,7 years
Birthrate 14,0 ‰
Deathrate 5,1 ‰
Males/Females 50,0%/50,0%


GDP 2,02 bn $
Exportations 21223,0 M $
Importations 19611,6 M $
Tourism receipts 4,10 bn $
Unemployment rate 17,1%
Inflation rate 2,10%
Corruption index 57 (moderate)
Energy consumption 9,8 bn kWh

Land use

8% Urban areas 4052 km²
35% Agricultural areas 18125 km²
54% Forest 27584 km²
0% Water areas 40 km²
3% Others 1339 km²


Roadways 5035 km
Railways 278 km
Waterways 730 km
Commercial harbors 11
Airports 123

Costa Rica cities by first letter

Filter by starting letters of the city (cities - 426):

ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
CCK Flag of Cocos [Keeling] Islands Cocos [Keeling] Islands Asia - 19708 km
CXR Flag of Christmas Island Christmas Island Asia - 18930 km
SGP Flag of Singapore Singapore Asia Singapore 18503 km
MYS Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Asia Kuala Lumpur 17846 km
LKA Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Asia Colombo 17453 km
IDN Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Asia Jakarta 17432 km
THA Flag of Thailand Thailand Asia Bangkok 17416 km
KHM Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Asia Phnom Penh 17404 km
BRN Flag of Brunei Brunei Asia Bandar Seri Begawan 17389 km
MDV Flag of Maldives Maldives Asia Male 17237 km
ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
NIC Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua North America Managua 373 km
PAN Flag of Panama Panama North America Panama City 475 km
HND Flag of Honduras Honduras North America Tegucigalpa 609 km
SLV Flag of El Salvador El Salvador North America San Salvador 687 km
GTM Flag of Guatemala Guatemala North America Guatemala City 942 km
BLZ Flag of Belize Belize North America Belmopan 951 km
CYM Flag of Cayman Islands Cayman Islands North America George Town 1126 km
JAM Flag of Jamaica Jamaica North America Kingston 1207 km
COL Flag of Colombia Colombia South America Bogota 1392 km
CUB Flag of Cuba Cuba North America - 1416 km

There are many ways to find how far is Costa Rica (CR) from other places on map, North pole, Equator or South pole, there are 2 common methods - the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula.

From Costa Rica to Haversine
North pole 8937 km 5553 mil
Equator 9378 km 5827 mil
South pole 11078 km 6884 mil
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People also ask - FAQ

The most longest distances between Costa Rica and Cocos [Keeling] Islands is 19708 kilometers or 12246 miles.
The most smallest distances between Costa Rica and Nicaragua is 373 kilometers or 232 miles.
We found information about 426 cities.
The area of Costa Rica (CR) is 5106 square kilometers.
Yes, Costa Rica is part of the continent of North America.
Official name of CR is The Republic of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica has approximately 123 airports.