San José is one of the most populated cities in Costa Rica, and at the same time, this city is the capital of this country as well. Located in America, you may find the city easily with the following GPS coordinates: 09.55N latitude / 84.02W longitude. For routing in San José, please check the free driving directions San José service below.
When you visit Costa Rica, be prepared that the official spoken language(s) is Spanish, and the officially used currency is Costa Rican colón (CRC), since 1896.
San José, the capital city, has numerous population; 1 527 300 counted together with the city’s metropolitan areas. While San José counts around the inhabitants mentioned earlier, the mother country, Costa Rica, bears 4 953 199 sum citizens spreading on its 19 729,81 sq mi / 51 100 km2 territory.
The form of the ruling government in Costa Rica is Unitary presidential constitutional republic, and interestingly note that the people here share the motto: Vivan siempre el trabajo y la paz!, while salute for the national anthem called: Noble Patria, tu Hermosa Bandera (Noble motherland, your beautiful flag).
Please have a look at the information page of this country for a wide range of information such as economic data, population, geographical knowledge, additional Costa Rica Google maps, satellite imagery, etc.
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Short geographic information for Costa Rica
This Central American country lies between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Its area slightly exceeds that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. It has a narrow Pacific coastal region. Cocos Island (10 sq mi 26 sq km), about 300 mi (483 km) off the Pacific Coast, is under Costa Rican sovereignty.