Area

51,100 sq km

Currency

Costa Rican colón (₡)

US dollar ($)

If Costa Rica Were 100 People

  • 73 would be Catholic
  • 15 would be Protestant/Evangelical
  • 8 would have no religion
  • 1 would be a Jehovah’s Witness
  • 3 would be other

Language Spoken

Spanish, English

Percentage: Race

84 White/mestizo

7 Mulatto

3 Unspecified

3 Indigenous

2 African

1 Asian

Population

4.97 million

Population per Sq Mile

  • Costa Rica: 94
  • Nicaragua: 50
  • USA: 35

Time

Central Standard Time (GMT/UTC minus six hours)