People [1]

People

Population 4,999,441 (2018)
Population Growth Rate 0.995 annual % (2018)
Age Dependency Ratio 44.665 % of working-age population (2018)
Urban Population 79.34 % of total (2018)
Infant Mortality Rate 7.6 per 1,000 live births (2018)
Life Expectancy at Birth 80.095 years (2018)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2018)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 11.219 billion kWh (2017) #98
Consumption 9.933 billion kWh (2017) #98
Exports 0.741 billion kWh (2017) #65
Imports 0.551 billion kWh (2017) #78
Renewable Electricity Generation 11.184 billion kWh (2017) #57

Oil

Ranking
Production 1.571 thousand bbl/day (2018) #101
Consumption 56.13 thousand bbl/day (2017) #95
Exports (Refined) [3] 1.3 thousand bbl/day (2013) #75
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2019) #98

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #97
Consumption (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #115
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #79
Proved Reserves 0 trillion cu ft (2019) #99

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 161 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 8,495,585 (2018 est.)
Highways 5,035 km (2017)
Internet Users 3,217,277 (2016 est.)
Railways 278 km (2014)
Telephones 774,303 (2018 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationCentral America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama
Total Area51,100 sq. km
Land Area51,060 sq. km
Water Area40 sq. km
Coastline1,290 km
Climatetropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands
Terraincoastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes
Lowest PointPacific Ocean 0 m
Highest Point Cerro Chirripo 3,819 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 9/6/2019
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 5/9/2020