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Costa Rica is a country located on the Central American isthmus (10° N from the equator and 84° W from the Prime Meridian) that is bordered both by the Caribbean Sea (to the east) and the North Pacific Ocean (to the west). Features a total of 1,290 km (800 mi) of coastline, 212 km (132 mi) on the Caribbean coast and 1,016 km (631 mi) on the Pacific.
(En Español: Mapa de Costa Rica)
Map of Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°55'N 84°4'W
Subdivisions: Provinces: 7, Cantons: 81, Districts: 473
Area: 51,100 km² (19,730 sq mi)
Population: 4,451,262 (Dec 31, 2008)
Longest linear distance: 464 km (288.3 mi) NW-SE.
Shortest linear distance: 119 km (73.9 mi) NE-SW (this is the shortest distance between the oceans).
Capital: San José.
Elevation: 1,156 m ASL (3,792.6 feet)
Average Temperature: 20.3°C (68.5°F)
Annual Rainfall: 1,500 - 2,000 mm (59-79 inches)
Costa Rica also have several islands. Cocos Island (24 km²/9.3 square miles) is a very important biodiversity world repository and a ecotourism destination, despite its distance from continental landmass, 300 mi (480 km) from Puntarenas.
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