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Geographic Location, Area, Elevation

 

Location:

Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama

Geographic coordinates:

 

10 00 N, 84 00 W

 

Map references:

 

Central America

 

 

Area:

 

total: 51,100 sq km
land: 50,660 sq km
water: 440 sq km
note: includes Isla del Coco

 

Area – comparative:

 

slightly smaller than West Virginia

 

Land boundaries:

 

total: 639 km
border countries: Nicaragua 309 km, Panama 330 km

 

Coastline:

 

1,290 km

 

 

Climate:

tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands

 

 

Terrain:

coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes

 

 

Elevation extremes:

lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Cerro Chirripo 3,810 m

 

 

Land use:

arable land: 4.4%
permanent crops: 5.87%
other: 89.73% (2005)

 

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