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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Placed in Central America, it is sorrounded by both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean sea, as well as Panama and Nicaragua. Since it contains mostly coastlines, it means amazing beaches, great surfing places and the climate as well is great. This is in fact the country for who is interested in animals, beacuse in the forests and jungle you will find monkeys, crocodiles, exotic birds and bugs. Are you ready to explore...

Area: 51.113 Km²
Population: 3.773.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 74 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: San José (922.000 pop.)
Major cities: Puntarenas 50.000 pop., Limón 45.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: White 80%, Mestizo and mulatto 15%, Black 4%
Border countries: Nicaragua NORTH, Panamá EAST

Principal mountains: Cerro Chirripó 3820 m
Principal rivers: Rio Reventazon 152 Km
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Isla del Coco
Climate: Tropical

Language: Spanish
Religion: Catholic 88%
Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 19/3, 11/4, 1/5, 29/6, 25/7, 2/8, 15/8, 15/9, 12/10, 8/12, 24/12, 25/12, 28/12, 29/12, 30/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 00506
GMT: -6

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