San José, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica from the Museum of Jade
View of San José from the Museum of Jade. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Wikipedro.

Population: 288,054 (2011)

Language(s): Spanish

DemonymJosefino/a (m/f)

Area: 45 km2 (17 mi2)

Dialing Code: + 506

Electricity Adapter: 120 V, 60 Hz, Plug Types A / B

Time Zone: CST (UTC−6)


San José is the capital and largest city in the Central American country of Costa Rica. The city is relatively crowded in comparison to the country, as nearly half the population of Costa Rica can be found in and around San José.

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.

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