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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.

OverviewEdit

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), 82 cantons (cantones), and 473 districts (districtos).[2]

List of provincesEdit

Flag Province Map Capital Area (km2) Population Human Development Index 2015[3]
  Alajuela   Alajuela 9,757 885,571 0.778
  Cartago   Cartago 3,124 490,903 0.786
  Guanacaste   Liberia 10,141 354,154 0.755
  Heredia   Heredia 2,657 433,677 0.807
  Limón   Puerto Limón 9,189 386,862 0.735
  Puntarenas   Puntarenas 11,266 410,929 0.741
  San José   San José 4,966 1,404,242 0.792

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA 1949". constitution.org. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. ^ "'Código Postal" (in Spanish). Correos de Costa Rica. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-15.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Provinces of Costa Rica at Wikimedia Commons