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Costa Rica
(3,812 words)

La República de Costa Rica (The Republic of Costa Rica)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

5,044,000

Area

51,000 sq. km (20,000 sq. mi)

Population density

100/sq. km (260/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.96% (per 1,000: births 13, deaths 5)

Under 15 years

21%

Urban dwellers

81% (1.50% p.a.)

Largest cities

San José 1,400,000; Alajuela 366,000; Heredia 341,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

97% Spanish, 2% L…

Cite this page
“Costa Rica”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02CRI>
First published online: 2020



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