Costa Rica Facts, Population Count, Statistics & News (2022)

Last Updated on: July 23rd, 2021

Costa Rica Statistics and Facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting Costa Rica facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Costa Rica Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 19,700 square miles (51,100 square kilometers)
  • Continent: North America
  • National Language: Spanish
  • Capital City: San Jose
  • Largest City: San Jose
  • Population Count: 4.965 million (2018)

Costa Rica Time Zone(s):

Time zone Offset
Central Standard Time UTC -6

Costa Rica Major Cities:

  • San Jose
  • Puerto Limón
  • Alajuela
  • Heredia
  • Cinco Esquinas
  • Desamparados
  • Liberia
  • Puntarenas
  • San Vicente
  • Barranca

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Costa Rica stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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