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Costa Rica: Provinces and Urban Areas

Republic of Costa Rica

Provinces

The population of the provinces of Costa Rica according to census-based estimates and latest official projections.

NameAbbr.CapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Estimate (E)
2000-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2011-06-30
Population
Projection (P)
2017-06-30
 
Costa RicaCRISan José51,1003,872,3434,592,1474,947,500
AlajuelaALAAlajuela9,758728,057903,132989,100975800
CartagoCARCartago3,125439,645502,258529,800312500
GuanacasteGUALiberia10,141268,386342,702377,1001014100
HerediaHERHeredia2,657360,772461,152505,100265700
LimónLIMLimón9,189345,071411,404444,400918900
PuntarenasPUNPuntarenas11,266363,324442,415480,5001126600
San JoséSJOSan José4,9661,367,0881,529,0841,621,400496600

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Calculation (UE-P)
2017-06-30
1San JoséSJO1,415,300
2HerediaHER356,200
3CartagoCAR227,500
4AlajuelaALA189,900
5PuntarenasPUN83,500
6San Isidro de El GeneralSJO65,800
7LimónLIM65,400
8LiberiaGUA56,000
9San Rafael de AlajuelaALA54,900

Contents: Urban Areas

The population of all Costa Rican urban areas with a population of 2,500 or more.

NameAdm.Population
Calculation (UE-E)
2000-06-30
Population
Calculation (UE-E)
2011-06-30
Population
Calculation (UE-P)
2017-06-30
Area
Aguas ZarcasALA...8,7309,9200
AlajuelaALA105,400175,400189,9000
AtenasALA6,2908,6309,1100
BagacesGUA3,7006,7007,6000
BatánLIM4,0509,68010,6000
BelénGUA2,4504,9705,7800
Buenos Aires de PuntarenasPUN8,87014,70017,3000
CachíCAR...2,9303,0800
CahuitaLIM5702,9503,4700
CañasGUA16,80020,20021,8000
CanoasPUN4,0808,1409,0900
CariariLIM12,40023,10025,1000
CarrandiLIM...6,5607,2900
CarrillosALA3,8307,9008,8200
CarrizalALA...4,0704,5100
CartagenaGUA...2,7603,2100
CartagoCAR159,300215,800227,5000
CervantesCAR...4,2804,5500
CotCAR6,1408,1308,8400
El CairoLIM...3,5903,9300
EsparzaPUN13,80024,90027,4000
Filadelfia de GuanacasteGUA5,2805,0605,4200
FlorenciaALA80010,20011,2000
GaritaALA...5,8006,3300
GolfitoPUN6,3907,7807,9300
GreciaALA15,20034,70037,2000
GuácimoLIM6,20011,30013,0000
GuápilesLIM14,50033,00036,9000
HerediaHER225,500330,400356,2000
JacóPUN3,66011,10013,3000
Juan ViñasCAR2,5504,8905,0000
La CruzGUA3,8905,5706,3000
La FortunaALA2,71013,20014,6000
Las JuntasGUA4,2703,9804,1900
La SuizaCAR1,4305,2305,2600
LepantoPUN...2,6702,8000
LiberiaGUA35,00049,80056,0000
Limón (Puerto Limón)LIM56,50065,20065,4000
Los ChilesALA3,0004,9005,9200
MatinaLIM2,0404,6904,8700
MiramarPUN5,8407,3707,8200
Naranjo de AlajuelaALA9,67018,30019,5000
NeilyPUN6,33012,30012,7000
NicoyaGUA13,50015,80016,9000
OrosiCAR3,9405,9206,2800
OrotinaALA6,4107,8508,3900
PacayasCAR1,4103,3203,4700
PacuaritoLIM...3,9104,2200
PalmarPUN4,1604,7804,8400
Palmares de AlajuelaALA9,10027,40029,6000
Palmira de CarrilloGUA...4,4305,1200
ParritaPUN3,3308,98010,2000
PavonesCAR...2,8702,9200
PitalALA1,8409,46011,2000
PocoraLIM4,6305,7506,3400
Puerto CortésPUN3,4304,7505,0200
Puerto JiménezPUN1,8103,3203,9100
Puerto QueposPUN6,98013,70015,4000
Puerto Viejo de SarapiquíHER2,4708,0609,6300
PuntarenasPUN53,70075,50083,5000
PurabáHER...3,9804,4100
Quesada de San CarlosALA23,70029,90031,6000
Río ClaroPUN2,5107,2707,5600
Río JiménezLIM...3,2303,6000
RitaLIM4,4508,5409,3100
RoxanaLIM2,0806,9807,6000
San Isidro de El GeneralSJO38,00063,80065,8000
San Isidro de GreciaALA...3,5403,8500
San Isidro de HerediaHER4,40028,50030,9000
San JoséSJO1,090,7001,330,0001,415,3000
San José de GreciaALA...5,2605,8100
San José de la MontañaHER...3,9004,3400
San Marcos de TarrazúSJO3,8507,0007,4100
San Miguel de Santo DomingoHER5,78010,90011,8000
San Pablo de León CortésSJO2,5603,9504,2100
San Pedro de PoásALA7,4908,3208,8800
San Rafael de AlajuelaALA15,90049,50054,9000
San Rafael de GuatusoALA1,3102,4802,7300
San Ramón de los PalmaresALA25,10036,90039,5000
Santa Cruz de GuanacasteGUA10,50014,40015,9000
Santa Rosa de PocosolALA2,6403,8304,2400
Santiago de PuriscalSJO7,5007,7008,0500
San VitoPUN3,5506,0806,1600
SarchíALA5,5906,0806,5000
SardinalGUA2,9409,20010,5000
SiquirresLIM15,50022,00022,6000
SixaolaLIM1,6104,1204,3700
TacaresALA...3,8904,2700
TamarindoGUA...3,2503,6600
TárcolesPUN...3,6204,2800
TempateGUA...2,6703,0200
Tierra BlancaCAR3,7404,6204,9800
TilaránGUA6,5707,0807,4100
TobosiCAR3,68010,90011,7000
TucurriqueCAR2,4402,5102,6200
TurrialbaCAR20,00029,70029,9000
TurrúcaresALA3,3605,4005,7900
UpalaALA3,0005,1205,7900
ZarceroALA...2,7902,9300

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