Provinces of Costa Rica

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The seven provinces of Costa Rica

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 Constitution of Costa Rica states, "For Public Administration purposes, the national territory is divided into provinces, these into cantons and cantons into districts." The country consists of 7 provinces (provincias), 81 cantons (cantones), and 473 districts (districtos).[2]

List of provinces

Flag Province Map Capital Area (km2) Population
Bandera de la Provincia de Alajuela.svg Alajuela Costa Rica Alajuela.png Alajuela 9,757 885,571
Bandera de la Provincia de Cartago.svg Cartago Costa Rica Cartago.png Cartago 3,124 490,903
Bandera de la Provincia de Guanacaste.svg Guanacaste Costa Rica Guanacaste.png Liberia 10,141 354,154
Bandera de la Provincia de Heredia.svg Heredia Costa Rica Heredia.png Heredia 2,657 433,677
Bandera de la Provincia de Limón.svg Limón Costa Rica Limon.png Puerto Limón 9,189 386,862
Bandera de la Provincia de Puntarenas.svg Puntarenas Costa Rica Puntarenas.png Puntarenas 11,266 410,929
Bandera de la Provincia de San José.svg San José Costa Rica San Jose.png San José 4,966 1,404,242
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See also


  1. ^ "CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA 1949". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "'Código Postal" (in Spanish). Correos de Costa Rica. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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