San Jose

San Joséis the capital of Costa Rica. It is also the country’s largest city. The city of San José is located in San José the province, like New York, New York.

About 366,000 people live in the city of San José. That’s 10% of the population of the country. San José’s population is about the same as New Orleans, Louisiana or Honolulu, Hawaii.

The area around San José is thick with vegetation and tropical rainforests, but the heart of San José is a modern city with tall buildings, museums, and plenty of traffic.

Text by Dr. Jessie Voights. Image via istockphoto.