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Republic of Costa Rica

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San José Costa Rican Colón (CRC) Presidential system
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Spanish Central America & Caribbean Estimation 2020 - 5 111 221

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Statistical Data - Population density according to the administrative structure

The population data in the table below is an estimation for 2020, based on the census data from 2011.

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Province ISO
3166-2
Capital Area
(km²)
Population Density
(pers/km²)
Total     51 470,4 5 111 221 99,3
Last update: 06/07/2020 - 08:31:47
Alajuela CR-A Alajuela 10 127,7 1 029 568 101,7
Cartago CR-C Cartago 3 124,7 541 259 173,2
Guanacaste CR-G Liberia 10 140,8 393 893 38,8
Heredia CR-H Heredia 2 657,0 526 092 198,0
Limón CR-L Puerto Limón 9 188,5 460 083 50,1
Puntarenas CR-P Puntarenas 11 265,7 498 779 44,3
San José CR-SJ San José 4 966,0 1 661 547 334,6

 

The provinces are divided in cantons, which are shown in the following table. Since no ISO 3166-2 structures are defined for the cantons, the HASC abbreviations are displayed in this table.

Canton HASC Prov Capital Area
(km²)
Population Density
(pers/km²)
Total       51 470,4 5 111 221 99,3
Last update: 06/07/2020 - 08:31:47
Abangares GU AB Guanacaste Las Juntas 675,8 20 016 29,6
Acosta SJ AC San José San Ignacio 342,2 21 976 64,2
Alajuela AL AL Alajuela Alajuela 758,3 314 209 414,4
Alajuelita SJ AL San José Alajuelita 21,2 94 548 4 459,8
Alvarado CA AL Cartago Pacayas 81,1 15 433 190,3
Aserrí SJ AS San José Aserrí 167,1 63 529 380,2
Atenas AL AT Alajuela Atenas 127,2 29 340 230,7
Bagaces GU BA Guanacaste Bagaces 1 273,5 24 130 18,9
Barva HE BA Heredia Barva 53,8 47 002 873,6
Belén HE BE Heredia San Antonio 12,2 26 459 2 168,8
Buenos Aires PU BA Puntarenas Buenos Aires 2 384,2 53 436 22,4
Cañas GU CN Guanacaste Cañas 682,2 32 685 47,9
Carrillo GU CR Guanacaste Filadelfia 577,5 45 939 79,5
Cartago CA CA Cartago Cartago 287,8 164 121 570,3
Corredores PU CO Puntarenas Neily 620,6 52 419 84,5
Coto Brus PU CB Puntarenas San Vito 933,9 44 308 47,4
Curridabat SJ CU San José Curridabat 16,0 79 577 4 973,6
Desamparados SJ DE San José Desamparados 118,3 245 208 2 072,8
Dota SJ DO San José Santa Maria 400,2 7 948 19,9
El Guarco CA EG Cartago El Tejar 167,7 46 304 276,1
Escazú SJ ES San José Escazú 34,5 70 054 2 030,6
Esparza PU ES Puntarenas Esparza 216,8 38 183 176,1
Flores HE FL Heredia San Joaquín 7,0 24 886 3 555,1
Garabito PU GA Puntarenas Jacó 316,3 26 028 82,3
Goicoechea SJ GO San José Guadalupe 31,5 138 525 4 397,6
Golfito PU GO Puntarenas Golfito 1 754,0 45 573 26,0
Grecia AL GR Alajuela Grecia 141,5 78 037 551,5
Guácimo LI GU Limón Guácimo 576,5 55 128 95,6
Guatuso AL GU Alajuela San Rafael 758,3 19 236 25,4
Heredia HE HE Heredia Heredia 282,6 143 208 506,8
Hojancha GU HO Guanacaste Hojancha 261,4 7 998 30,6
Jiménez CA JI Cartago San Viñas 286,4 16 321 57,0
La Cruz GU LC Guanacaste La Cruz 1 383,9 27 090 19,6
La Unión CA LU Cartago La Unión 44,8 112 508 2 511,3
León Cortés Castro SJ LC San José San Pablo 120,8 13 769 114,0
Liberia GU LI Guanacaste Liberia 1 436,5 76 969 53,6
Limón LI LI Limón Puerto Limón 1 765,8 99 836 56,5
Los Chiles AL LC Alajuela Los Chiles 1 358,9 33 689 24,8
Matina LI MA Limón Matina 772,6 46 379 60,0
Montes de Oca SJ MO San José San Pedro 15,2 62 533 4 114,0
Montes de Oro PU MO Puntarenas Miramar 244,8 14 323 58,5
Mora SJ MR San José Ciudad Colón 162,0 30 318 187,1
Moravia SJ MV San José San Vicente 28,6 62 669 2 191,2
Nandayure GU NA Guanacaste Carmona 565,6 11 787 20,8
Naranjo AL NA Alajuela Naranjo 126,6 48 803 385,5
Nicoya GU NI Guanacaste Nicoya 1 333,7 56 591 42,4
Oreamuno CA OR Cartago San Rafael 202,3 49 972 247,0
Orotina AL OR Alajuela Orotina 141,9 23 786 167,6
Osa PU OS Puntarenas Ciudad Cortés 1 930,2 31 139 16,1
Palmares AL PA Alajuela Palmares 38,1 40 928 1 074,2
Paraíso CA PA Cartago Paraíso 411,9 62 941 152,8
Parrita PU PA Puntarenas Parrita 478,8 20 199 42,2
Pérez Zeledón SJ PZ San José San Isidro 1 905,5 143 117 75,1
Poás AL PO Alajuela San Pedro 73,8 34 006 460,8
Pococí LI PO Limón Guápiles 2 403,5 150 664 62,7
Puntarenas PU PU Puntarenas Puntarenas 1 842,3 140 102 76,0
Puriscal SJ PU San José Santiago 553,7 37 983 68,6
Quepos PU AG Puntarenas Quepos  543,8 33 069 60,8
Río Cauto AL RC Alajuela Río Cauto 254,5 15 808 62,1
San Carlos AL SC Alajuela Quesada 3 348,0 200 151 59,8
San Isidro HE SI Heredia San Isidro 27,0 23 230 860,4
San José SJ SJ San José San José 44,6 347 398 7 789,2
San Mateo AL SM Alajuela San Mateo 125,9 7 141 56,7
San Pablo HE SP Heredia San Pablo 7,5 31 200 4 160,0
San Rafael HE SR Heredia San Rafael 48,4 55 269 1 141,9
San Ramón AL SR Alajuela San Ramón 1 018,6 93 872 92,2
Santa Ana SJ SA San José Santa Ana 61,4 60 453 984,6
Santa Bárbara HE SB Heredia Santa Bárbara 53,2 42 778 804,1
Santa Cruz GU SC Guanacaste Santa Cruz 1 312,3 68 939 52,5
Santo Domingo HE SD Heredia Santo Domingo 24,8 49 045 1 977,6
Sarapiquí HE SA Heredia Puerto Viejo 2 140,5 83 015 38,8
Siquirres LI SI Limón Siquirres 860,2 64 923 75,5
Talamanca LI TA Limón Bribri 2 809,9 43 153 15,4
Tarrazú SJ TA San José San Marcos 297,5 18 535 62,3
Tibás SJ TI San José San Juan 8,2 84 873 10 350,4
Tilarán GU TI Guanacaste Tilarán 638,4 21 749 34,1
Turrialba CA TU Cartago Turrialba 1 642,7 73 659 44,8
Turrubares SJ TU San José San Pablo 415,3 6 871 16,5
Upala AL UP Alajuela Upala 1 580,7 54 055 34,2
Valverde Vega AL VV Alajuela Sarchí Norte 120,3 22 166 184,3
Vázquez de Coronado SJ VC San José San Isidro 222,2 71 663 322,5
Zarcero AL AR Alajuela Zarcero 155,1 14 341 92,5

 

 

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