Costa Rica

By: Mikayla Bush

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural places like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, and volcanoes.. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Nature/Wildlife

In total Costa Rica harbours 210 species of mammals, around 878 species of birds, 218 of reptiles, and over 35,000 species of insects
Costa Rican Rain Forests

National Anthem

It was originally adopted in 1853, with the music composed by Manuel María Gutiérrez.
Costa Rica National Anthem

Major Cities


Name &
Population

1. San José , San José - 335,007

2. Puerto Limón , Limón- 63,081

3. San Francisco, Heredia- 55,923

4. Alajuela , Alajuela- 47,494

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5 main exports

Costa Rica's main exports are bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar, beef, seafood, electronic components and medical equipment. The main imports are raw materials, consumer goods, capital equipment, petroleum and construction materials.

Monetary Unit

Costa Rican colón
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Population

4 878 161

Current population


2 476 191

Current male population (50.8%)


2 401 970

Current female population (49.2%)

2 places to visit

San José would be a neat place to visit because it has many small towns which make the big city San José. It is also a very wide city therefore there is more to see.


Capellades would also be a neat place if you love nature and farming. There is lots of farm ground and a lot of space.

2 unusual facts

1. Costa Ricans refer to themsleves as “Ticos” (males) and “Ticas” (females). Foreigners are often called “Gringos” (males) and “Gringas” (females).

2. Bug-phobist look out! There are about 750,000 species of insects that live in Costa Rica, including about 20,000 different types of spiders! Also, more than 10% of the worlds butterflies live here.

Flag



Use: Civil Flag, Civil ensign

Adopted on: November 27, 1906

Proportion: 3:5

Designed By: Pacífica Fernández

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