sábado, 20 de febrero de 2010

101 Important Things to Know about Costa Rica

1. Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America.

2. Costa Rica’s capital is San Jose, located in the center of the country. San Jose is the political

and economical center of the country.

3. Costa Rica is located 10º North of the equator and 84º West of the Prime Meridian; 9°55′N

and 84°4′W.

4. Costa Rica has a land extension of 51.100 km2 and 589.000 km2 of territorial waters.

5. Costa Rica official language is Spanish; there are other languages spoken in the country, such

as Mekatelio or Limon Creole (55.000 people) and some other indigenous languages.

6. Costa Rica official religion is Catholicism.

7. Costa Rica has 7 provinces: San Jose, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Limón, Puntarenas y


8. Costa Ricans call themselves Ticos and Ticas, or Costar Ricans.

9. Costa Rica is said to be one of the happiest countries on Earth according to a British

organization called New Economic Foundation, which used the Happy Planet Index in an

independent study of 143 nations around the world.

10. There are 4,509,290 Costa Ricans (2009), with a population density of 85/km2.

11. San Jose province has a population of 1.547.760 people.

12. Costa Rica is a democratic country with elections every 4 years.

13. Costa Rica is a neutral country that does not take sides in any world`s war or conflict.

14. Costa Rica is a friendly and peaceful country.

15. Costa Rica`s Time Zone is UTC-6.

16. Costa Rica country code is +506, and the Internet TLD is .cr.

17. Costa Rica`s popular saying is PURA VIDA.

To read more go to 101 Important Things to Know about Costa Rica.

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