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Atlas of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

Español Costa Rica - República de Costa Rica

La República de Costa Rica es un país de América Central. Limita al norte con Nicaragua, al sureste con Panamá, su territorio es bañado al este por el Mar Caribe y al oeste por el Océano Pacífico.

English Costa Rica - Republic of Costa Rica

The Republic of Costa Rica (literally 'rich coast') is a country in Central America, bordered by ► Nicaragua to the north, ► Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.


Short name  Costa Rica
Official  name Republic of Costa Rica
Status Independent country since September 15, 1821.
Location Central America
Capital San José
Population 4,301,712 inhabitants
Area 51,100 km²
Major  languages Spanish
Major  religions Roman Catholicism
More information Costa Rica, Geography of Costa Rica, History of Costa Rica and Politics of Costa Rica
More  images Costa Rica - Costa Rica (Category).

General maps

Cs-map-EN.png Mapa de Costa Rica
Map of Costa Rica
Costa Rica map detail.PNG Mapa de Costa Rica
Map of Costa Rica
Costa Rica map shaded relief.png Mapa física de Costa Rica
Physical map of Costa Rica
Costaricamap.png Mapa de Costa Rica
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Map of Costa Rica Demis.png Mapa de Costa Rica
Map of Costa Rica
Costa Rica relief location map.jpg Relief map for location purpose
Costa Rica location map.svg Geographic map for location purpose
Costa Rica provinces named.png Provinces of Costa Rica
Costa Rica cantons.png Cantons of Costa Rica
Costa Rica districts.png Districts of Costa Rica

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Costa Rica, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Costa Rica.

Spanish Empire Anachronous 0.PNG Costa Rica as part of the Spanish colonial Empire
Location ProviniasUnidasdelCentrodeAmérica.png Federal Republic of Central America

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

CentralAmerica1892.jpg Central America in 1892

Other maps

San Jose districts.png Districts of San Jose
San Jose barrios.png Barrios of San Jose

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