Where is Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is located in the Central America region at latitude 9.748917 and longitude -83.753428 and is part of the North American continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 9° 44' 56.10'' N
  • 83° 45' 12.34'' W

You can see the location of Costa Rica on the world map below:

Costa Rica pointed out on the map by a flag pin.

Costa Rica Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Costa Rica (CR) are:

  1. Nicaragua (NI)
  2. Panama (PA)

Maritime Borders

Costa Rica borders with Pacific Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea.

Costa Rica Related Content

Costa Rica Key Facts

CountryCosta Rica
CoordinatesLatitude: 9.748917
Longitude: -83.753428
Country CodesAlpha 2: CR
Alpha 3: CRI
Country Flag Emoji🇨🇷
Int. Phone Prefix+506
Capital citySan José
North America
Central America
Country Area51,100 sq km
Population 20215,139,053
World Rank: 121
Median Age32.9
Life expectancy77
Major languagesSpanish (official), English
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC−06:00
Internet TLD.cr
Biggest AirportJuan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
Average temperature24.80 °C
76.64 °F
Administrative Divisions7 provinces
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Costa Rica Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionLatin America & Caribbean
CurrencyCosta Rican Colone (CRC)
GDP in 2020$62.2 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 74
GDP per capita in 2020$12,202
World Rank: 60
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, tourism, manufacturing, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited States, China, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, China, Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium

Biggest Cities in Costa Rica

Here are the largest cities in Costa Rica based on 2021 data:

City Population
San Jose 288,054
Puerto Limon 60,710
Alajuela 48,326
Liberia 45,380
Puntarenas 41,528
Quesada 31,106
Buenos Aires 29,454
San Juan 25,866
Cartago 22,775
Canas 20,306

Map of Costa Rica with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Central America Region