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Costa Rica Facts

  • Name: Costa Rica
    (long form) República de Costa Rica
  • Capital City: San Jose (159,535 pop.)
    (1,715,485 metro pop.)
  • Costa Rica Population: 4,695,942 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
    (conversion rates)

    costa rica colon
    One Costa Rica Colón
  • Ethnicity: White (including mestizo) 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%
  • GDP total: $58.6 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $12,600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) San José, Puerto Limón, San Francisco, Alajuela
  • Name: Officially República de Costa Rica, Costa Rica means "Rich Coast"
  • Independence Day: September 15
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 70.5%, Evangelical Protestants 13.8%, other 4.3%, none 11.3%
  • Symbols

Costa Rica Photographs

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.