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Costa Rica

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Costa Rica

• LIBERIA
• PUNTARENAS
• LIMON INTL AIRPORT

 

Official name: Republic of Costa Rica
Capital: San Jose
Area: total: 51,100 sq km
water: 440 sq km
note: includes Isla del Coco
land: 50,660 sq km
Climate: tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands
Location: Middle America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama
Geographic coordinates: 10 00 N, 84 00 W
Comparative Area: slightly smaller than West Virginia
Land boundaries: total: 639 km
border countries: Nicaragua 309 km, Panama 330 km
Coastline: 1,290 km
Terrain: coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Cerro Chirripo 3,810 m


Map of Costa Rica

Map of Costa Rica

 

 


 

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