This information was printed and accurate in 2004 - 2005. The population census is from July 2000.
Total population: 3,810,179 (July 2000 census
San José, capital city: 716,286
Urban: 59% - Rural: 41%
Annual population increase: 2.8%
Density: 75 inhabitants per sq. km.
Aborigenes: 63,800, Black: 72,784, Chinese:7800
The rest: white and mestizo
Provinces (7): San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Limón, (81 counties and 449 districts)
Borders: North-Nicaragua, East:-Caribbean Sea, West:Pacific Ocean, South: Panama
Area: 51,100-km². (includes Cocos Island on the Pacific
Maximun length: 464 km from the Sapoá River on the north to Burica Point on the south
Maximum width : 259 km from Cape Santa Elena on the Pacific to mouth of the Colorado River on the Caribbean.
Highest mountain: Chirripó (altitude 3820 meters above sea level)
Largest crater: Poás Volcano (one ofthe largest craters in the world)
Climate: tropical: cool highlands and warm lowlands.
Type of government: Democratic Republic with a president, two vice-presidents and 57
diputados (senators) elected every four years
Four powers: executive, legislative, judicial, and elector.