Costa Rica

Summary

Form of Government
Unitary state
Liberal democracy
Presidential system
Republic
Capital
Currency Used
Official Language
Contained by
Area
51,100 km² (19730 mi²)
GDP (nominal)
19964893792.0 (2005, US$)
11843228352.0 (1996, US$)
36217527244.0 (2010, US$)
GDP (nominal per capita)
11,900 (2008, US$)
Population
 

Country

National anthem
Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera
Calling Code
506
ISO Short Name
COSTA RICA
FIPS Code
CS
Administrative Divisions
Internet TLD
cr
Languages spoken
 

Flag referent

Flag
Flag of Costa Rica (1906-11-27)
 

Administrative Area

Adjectival form
Costa Rican
Administrative parent
Administrative children
Short name
cr
 

Governmental Jurisdiction

Government bodies
Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica
Governing officials
Laura Chinchilla (2010-05-08, President)
Agencies
Government
 

Sports Team Location

Teams
 

Dated location

Date founded
1821-09-15
 

Countries

Continent
 

Taxonomy Subject

entry
Library of Congress Classification (F, 1541.0, 1557.0)
 

Uncommon Topic

Exceptions
 

Newspaper circulation area

Newspapers
 

Location

People born here
Geolocation
-84.078 × 9.925
Events
September 5, 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake
Contains
Adjoins
Time zone(s)
 

Olympic participating country

Olympics participated in
Athletes
Athletic performances
IOC Code
CRC
 

Linguistic hint

Adjectival form
Costa Rican
 

Location

Vacationers
 

Organization scope

Organizations with this scope
Access without Exclusion
Agrarian Politics Union Party
Agricultural Labour Action Party
 

Organization member

Member of
Central American Common Market
 

United Nations member state

Member of
 

Statistical region

Internet users as percentage of population
0.001 (1992)
25.1 (2006)
28.4 (2007)
Life expectancy
61.603 (1960)
62.174 (1961)
62.739 (1962)
Fertility rate
1.91 (2008)
1.875 (2009)
1.848 (2010)
GDP growth rate
-0.956 (1961)
8.148 (1962)
4.785 (1963)
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