Liberia, Costa Rica

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Liberia
City
Liberia City - Cathedral.JPG
Coat of arms of Liberia
Coat of arms
Liberia is located in Costa Rica
Liberia
Liberia
Coordinates: 10°38′N 85°26′W / 10.633°N 85.433°W / 10.633; -85.433Coordinates: 10°38′N 85°26′W / 10.633°N 85.433°W / 10.633; -85.433
CountryCosta Rica
ProvinceGuanacaste
CantonLiberia
Founded1836
Area
 • Total1,456.57 km2 (562.38 sq mi)
Elevation
144 m (472 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total62,995
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Liberiano
Time zone+6
Postal code
50101

Liberia is the capital and largest city of Guanacaste province in Costa Rica. The city is 215 kilometres (134 mi) northwest of the national capital, San José. Liberia is often called "la ciudad blanca" (the white city) by its residents because of the white gravel once used to make the city’s roads and the whitewashed colonial houses that once made up a large part of the city.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Liberia, Costa Rica
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.4
(92.1)
34.4
(93.9)
35.4
(95.7)
35.9
(96.6)
33.9
(93.0)
32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
32.1
(89.8)
31.3
(88.3)
30.9
(87.6)
31.6
(88.9)
32.5
(90.5)
33.0
(91.3)
Average low °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
21.1
(70.0)
21.6
(70.9)
22.7
(72.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
22.8
(73.0)
22.6
(72.7)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
21.5
(70.7)
21.0
(69.8)
22.1
(71.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.4
(0.06)
1.8
(0.07)
4.2
(0.17)
22.6
(0.89)
196.4
(7.73)
247.9
(9.76)
160.2
(6.31)
211.3
(8.32)
363.5
(14.31)
335.6
(13.21)
104.8
(4.13)
11.3
(0.44)
1,661
(65.4)
Average precipitation days 0.5 0.4 0.5 2.1 12.0 16.7 13.2 14.7 19.9 18.2 9.2 3.1 110.5
Source: Instituto Meteorologico Nacional[2]World Meteorological Organization (precipitation data)[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Periódico Mensaje: Heraldo de la Región Chorotega “Liberia Celebró sus 242 Años de Origen.” September- October 2011. Edición 290.
  2. "Datos Climaticos - Liberia" (in Spanish). Instituto Meteorologico Nacional. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  3. "World Weather Information Service - Liberia". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved December 4, 2012.