Provinces of Costa Rica


Provinces of Costa Rica
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Costa Rica consists of 7 provinces (provincias):

1. Alajuela (central; north of capital San José)
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2. Cartago
3. Guanacaste (north-west)
4. Heredia
5. Limón (Caribbean coast)
6. Puntarenas (south-west)
7. San José (area around capital)
Province Population  % of total Pop. density (/km²) Area  % of total
San José 1,489,237 36.8% 299.9 4965.9 9.7%
Alajuela 716,935 17.7% 73.5 9,757.5 19.1%
Cartago 432,423 10.7% 138.4 3,124.7 6.1%
Puntarenas 358,137 8.8% 31.8 11,265.7 22.0%
Heredia 354,926 8.7% 133.6 2,657.0 5.2%
Limón 432,923 10.7% 47.1 9,188.5 18.0%
Guanacaste 264,474 6.5% 26.1 10,140.7 19.8%
Costa Rica 3,810,179 74.6 51,092

The provinces are further divided into cantons (cantones), which are subdivided into districts (distritos).

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