Geography in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

Geography in Costa Rica


The continent: America
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
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Area in Costa Rica


Surface area

51 100 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 127 in the world of 233 (45,92%); 21 place in America 50 (60%)

Land area

51 060 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 126 in the world of 230 (45,65%); 21 place in America 50 (60%)

Territorial waters

40 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 144 in the world of 153 (6,54%); 27 place in America 29 (10,34%)

Land use in Costa Rica


Land area

51 060 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 126 in the world of 230 (45,65%); 21 place in America 50 (60%)

Agricultural land

35,47 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 108 in the world of 208 (48,56%); 15 place in America 42 (66,67%)
0,436 % (0,087 % annual) ↗
min: 27,32; max: 53,82; max-min: 26,50 (49,24%); mid: 40,57;
-5,10 (-14,38%)
18 111 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 125 in the world of 209 (40,67%); 21 place in America 42 (52,38%)
0,436 % (0,087 % annual) ↗
min: 13 950; max: 27 480; max-min: 13 530 (49,24%); mid: 20 715;
-2 604 (-14,38%)
0,377 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 103 in the world of 207 (50,72%); 19 place in America 42 (57,14%)
6,26 % (1,25 % annual) ↗
min: 0,377; max: 1,05; max-min: 0,676 (64,24%); mid: 0,715;
-0,338 (-89,80%)

Arable land

4,55 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 145 in the world of 206 (30,10%); 29 place in America 42 (33,33%)
3,06 % (0,612 % annual) ↘
min: 3,92; max: 5,58; max-min: 1,66 (29,82%); mid: 4,75;
-0,204 (-4,48%)
2 322 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 140 in the world of 206 (32,52%); 23 place in America 42 (47,62%)
3,10 % (0,620 % annual) ↘
min: 2 100; max: 2 850; max-min: 750,00 (26,32%); mid: 2 475;
-153,00 (-6,59%)
0,048 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 151 in the world of 206 (27,18%); 26 place in America 42 (40,48%)
2,50 % (0,499 % annual) ↗
min: 0,048; max: 0,214; max-min: 0,166 (77,44%); mid: 0,131;
-0,083 (-171,64%)

Forest area

53,98 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 37 in the world of 205 (82,44%); 10 place in America 43 (79,07%)
5,48 % (1,10 % annual) ↘
min: 46,53; max: 53,98; max-min: 7,44 (13,79%); mid: 50,25;
3,72 (6,89%)
27 560 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 94 in the world of 206 (54,85%); 20 place in America 43 (55,81%)
5,48 % (1,10 % annual) ↘
min: 23 760; max: 27 560; max-min: 3 800 (13,79%); mid: 25 660;
1 900 (6,89%)
0,573 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 65 in the world of 204 (68,63%); 19 place in America 43 (58,14%)
0,019 % (0,0037091 % annual) ↘
min: 0,573; max: 0,828; max-min: 0,255 (30,80%); mid: 0,701;
-0,127 (-22,23%)

Terrestrial protected areas

27,44 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 39 in the world of 204 (81,37%); 9 place in America 42 (80,95%)
2,81 % (0,562 % annual) ↘
min: 19,88; max: 27,44; max-min: 7,56 (27,55%); mid: 23,66;
3,78 (13,78%)
14 109 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 101 in the world of 202 (50,50%); 19 place in America 42 (57,14%)
0,0005747 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 64 in the world of 202 (68,81%); 19 place in America 42 (57,14%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Costa Rica


Length of land borders

661 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 134 in the world of 166 (19,88%); 20 place in America 27 (29,63%)

Number of Neighbors

2 [?] (2015)
(descending): 114 in the world of 164 (31,10%); 14 place in America 26 (50%)

Coastline

1 290 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 74 in the world of 191 (61,78%); 15 place in America 47 (70,21%)

Elevation in Costa Rica


mean elevation

746 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 45 in the world of 163 (73,01%); 8 place in America 28 (75%)

highest point

3 810 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 45 in the world of 232 (81,03%); 12 place in America 50 (78%)

Main parameters in Costa Rica


Population

4 807 850 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 121 in the world of 233 (48,50%); 20 place in America 50 (62%)
5,46 % (1,09 % annual) ↘
min: 1 333 042; max: 4 807 850; max-min: 3 474 808 (72,27%); mid: 3 070 446;
1 737 404 (36,14%)

Surface area

51 100 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 127 in the world of 233 (45,92%); 21 place in America 50 (60%)

Population density

94,16 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 112 in the world of 230 (51,74%); 26 place in America 50 (50%)
5,46 % (1,09 % annual) ↘
min: 27,06; max: 94,16; max-min: 67,10 (71,26%); mid: 60,61;
33,55 (35,63%)

Population growth rate

1,05 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 122 in the world of 216 (43,98%); 21 place in America 45 (55,56%)
20,15 % (4,03 % annual) ↗
min: 1,05; max: 3,60; max-min: 2,55 (70,83%); mid: 2,33;
-1,28 (-121,39%)

Surface area

1,06 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 112 in the world of 233 (52,36%); 27 place in America 50 (48%)
5,78 % (1,16 % annual) ↗
min: 1,06; max: 3,84; max-min: 2,78 (72,31%); mid: 2,45;
-1,39 (-130,58%)