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 sub-national entities.

It 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]

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1. Alajuela (Center-North)
Provinces of Costa Rica
2. Cartago (East Central Valley)
3. Guanacaste (North Pacific)
4. Heredia (Center-North)
5. Limón (Caribbean Coast)
6. Puntarenas (Central and South Pacific)
7. San José (Central Valley)
Province Population  % of total Pop. density (/km²) Area  % of total
San José 1,404,172 32.6% 282.8 4,965.9 9.7%
Alajuela 848,146 19.7% 86.9 9,757.5 19.1%
Cartago 490,903 11.4% 157.1 3,124.7 6.1%
Puntarenas 410,929 9.6% 36.5 11,265.7 22.0%
Heredia 433,677 10.1% 163.2 2,657.0 5.2%
Limón 386,862 9.0% 42.1 9,188.5 18.0%
Guanacaste 326,953 7.6% 32.2 10,140.7 19.8%
Costa Rica 4,301,712 84.2 51,092

References[edit]

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

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