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Liberia
City
Liberia City - Cathedral.JPG
Coat of arms of Liberia
Coat of arms
Country Costa Rica
Province Guanacaste
Canton Liberia
Founded 1836
Area
 • Total 1,456.57 km2 (562.38 sq mi)
Elevation 144 m (472 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 62,995
 • Density 43.2489/km2 (112.0140/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.

Climate

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)
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)
32.96
(91.33)
Average low °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
21.1
(70)
21.6
(70.9)
22.7
(72.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
22.8
(73)
22.6
(72.7)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
21.5
(70.7)
21.0
(69.8)
22.11
(71.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.4
(0.055)
1.8
(0.071)
4.2
(0.165)
22.6
(0.89)
196.4
(7.732)
247.9
(9.76)
160.2
(6.307)
211.3
(8.319)
363.5
(14.311)
335.6
(13.213)
104.8
(4.126)
11.3
(0.445)
1,661
(65.394)
Avg. 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 NacionalWorld Meteorological Organization (precipitation data)

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