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Costa Rica: Provinces and Urban Areas

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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)
2019-06-30
 
Costa RicaCRISan José51,1003,872,3434,592,1475,058,000
AlajuelaALAAlajuela9,758728,057903,1321,016,400975800
CartagoCARCartago3,125439,645502,258537,600312500
GuanacasteGUALiberia10,141268,386342,702388,4001014100
HerediaHERHeredia2,657360,772461,152519,200265700
LimónLIMLimón9,189345,071411,404455,000918900
PuntarenasPUNPuntarenas11,266363,324442,415492,8001126600
San JoséSJOSan José4,9661,367,0881,529,0841,648,600496600

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Calculation (UE-P)
2019-06-30
1San JoséSJO1,441,100
2HerediaHER364,000
3CartagoCAR230,800
4AlajuelaALA194,600
5PuntarenasPUN86,200
6San Isidro de El GeneralSJO66,200
7LimónLIM65,300
8LiberiaGUA58,100
9San Rafael de AlajuelaALA56,700

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)
2019-06-30
Area
Aguas ZarcasALA...8,73010,3000
AlajuelaALA105,400175,400194,6000
AtenasALA6,2908,6309,2400
BagacesGUA3,7006,7007,9000
BatánLIM4,0509,68010,9000
BelénGUA2,4504,9706,0700
Buenos Aires de PuntarenasPUN8,87014,70018,2000
CachíCAR...2,9303,1300
CahuitaLIM5702,9503,6500
CañasGUA16,80020,20022,4000
CanoasPUN4,0808,1409,4000
CariariLIM12,40023,10025,7000
CarrandiLIM...6,5607,5300
CarrillosALA3,8307,9009,1300
CarrizalALA...4,0704,6600
CartagenaGUA...2,7603,3600
CartagoCAR159,300215,800230,8000
CervantesCAR...4,2804,6300
CotCAR6,1408,1309,0700
El CairoLIM...3,5904,0300
EsparzaPUN13,80024,90028,2000
Filadelfia de GuanacasteGUA5,2805,0605,5400
FlorenciaALA80010,20011,5000
GaritaALA...5,8006,5100
GolfitoPUN6,3907,7807,9700
GreciaALA15,20034,70037,9000
GuácimoLIM6,20011,30013,5000
GuápilesLIM14,50033,00038,2000
HerediaHER225,500330,400364,0000
JacóPUN3,66011,10014,0000
Juan ViñasCAR2,5504,8905,0100
La CruzGUA3,8905,5706,5500
La CuestaPUN...2,2102,5100
La FortunaALA2,71013,20015,1000
Las JuntasGUA4,2703,9804,2500
La SuizaCAR1,4305,2305,2600
LepantoPUN...2,6702,8400
LiberiaGUA35,00049,80058,1000
Limón (Puerto Limón)LIM56,50065,20065,3000
Los ChilesALA3,0004,9006,2800
MatinaLIM2,0404,6904,9200
MiramarPUN5,8407,3707,9600
Naranjo de AlajuelaALA9,67018,30019,8000
NeilyPUN6,33012,30012,8000
NicoyaGUA13,50015,80017,2000
OrosiCAR3,9405,9206,3700
OrotinaALA6,4107,8508,5600
PacayasCAR1,4103,3203,5100
PacuaritoLIM...3,9104,3200
PalmarPUN4,1604,7804,8600
Palmares de AlajuelaALA9,10027,40030,3000
Palmira de CarrilloGUA...4,4305,3700
ParritaPUN3,3308,98010,6000
PavonesCAR...2,8702,9200
PitalALA1,8409,46011,7000
PocoraLIM4,6305,7506,5300
Puerto CortésPUN3,4304,7505,1000
Puerto JiménezPUN1,8103,3204,1100
Puerto QueposPUN6,98013,70015,9000
Puerto Viejo de SarapiquíHER2,4708,06010,2000
PuntarenasPUN53,70075,50086,2000
PurabáHER...3,9804,5500
Quesada de San CarlosALA23,70029,90032,1000
Río ClaroPUN2,5107,2707,6600
Río JiménezLIM...3,2303,7200
RitaLIM4,4508,5409,5600
RoxanaLIM2,0806,9807,8000
San Isidro de El GeneralSJO38,00063,80066,2000
San Isidro de GreciaALA...3,5403,9500
San Isidro de HerediaHER4,40028,50031,6000
San JoséSJO1,090,7001,330,0001,441,1000
San José de GreciaALA...5,2605,9800
San José de la MontañaHER...3,9004,4800
San Marcos de TarrazúSJO3,8507,0007,5400
San Miguel de Santo DomingoHER5,78010,90012,1000
San Pablo de León CortésSJO2,5603,9504,2900
San Pedro de PoásALA7,4908,3209,0600
San Rafael de AlajuelaALA15,90049,50056,7000
San Rafael de GuatusoALA1,3102,4802,8100
San Ramón de los PalmaresALA25,10036,90040,3000
Santa Cruz de GuanacasteGUA10,50014,40016,4000
Santa Rosa de PocosolALA2,6403,8304,3700
Santiago de PuriscalSJO7,5007,7008,1400
San VitoPUN3,5506,0806,1800
SarchíALA5,5906,0806,6200
SardinalGUA2,9409,20011,0000
SiquirresLIM15,50022,00022,7000
SixaolaLIM1,6104,1204,4700
TacaresALA...3,8904,4000
TamarindoGUA...3,2503,8000
TárcolesPUN...3,6204,5100
TempateGUA...2,6703,1400
Tierra BlancaCAR3,7404,6205,0900
TilaránGUA6,5707,0807,5100
TobosiCAR3,68010,90012,0000
TucurriqueCAR2,4402,5102,6400
TurrialbaCAR20,00029,70029,9000
TurrúcaresALA3,3605,4005,8900
UpalaALA3,0005,1206,0100
Vuelta de JorcoSJO...2,3202,5300
ZarceroALA...2,7902,9600

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