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Costa Rica is a Central American country located on the Mesoamerican isthmus. It borders Nicaragua on the north, Panama on the Southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the East.
Costa Rica comprises a total of 19,700 square miles and has 277 square miles of territorial waters. The highest point in Costa Rica is Cerro Chirripó, at 12,530, the highest volcano in the country is the Irazú Volcano 11,257 ft. The largest lake in Costa Rica is Lake Arenal.