Provinces of Costa Rica

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According to Article 168[1] of the Constitution of Costa Rica, the political divisions are officially classified into 3 tiers of sub-national entities.


The article states: "Para los efectos de la Administración Pública el territorio nacional se divide en provincias, éstas en cantones y los cantones en distritos."

Which loosely translates into English as:

"For Public Administration purposes, the national territory is divided into provinces, these into cantons and cantons into districts."

Costa Rica consists of 7 provinces (provincias), 81 cantons (cantones), and 463 districts (districtos).

*The following information is as of the National Census of 2011[2]


  1. ^ "CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA 1949". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Principal

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