Costa Rica Facts

Interesting Facts about Costa Rica

Country: Costa Rica

San Jose by the Numbers: Population: 300,000

Elevation: 3021 feet

Average Annual Precipitation: 70.8 inches

Average January Temperature: 66 degrees F

Average July Temperature: 69 degrees F

Quick Facts: Major Industries: Food Processing, Textiles & Clothing, Construction Materials, Fertilizer, Plastic Products

Ethnic Mix: 94% Caucasian, 3% African American, 1% Amerindian, 1% Chinese, 1% Other

Electricity: 120 volts, 60Hz

Time Zone: GMT-6

Country Dialing Code: 506

Did You Know? Why does coffee grow so well around the city? It's the climate. The Central Valley, in which the city sits, has a perfect climate. At 1,125m (3,690 ft.) above sea level, San José enjoys springlike temperatures year-round.

Orientation: Costa Rica is bordered to the north by Nicaragua and to the southeast by Panama. It has both a Caribbean and a Pacific coast. A series of volcanic mountain chains runs from the Nicaraguan border to the Panamanian border, splitting the country in two.

Things to See in Costa Rica

  • Downtown

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