Costa Rica

By: Autumn Salcedo

Costa Rica was controlled by Spain but independent now

Costa Rica gained independence in 1821

Costa Rica official language is Spanish

Government type: Democratic Republic

Costa Rica is on the Sierra Madre mountains and has a lot of volcanoes like Volcano Arenal and Lake Arenal

Costa Rica is located in Central America bordered by both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. Between Nicaragua and Panama.

Costa Rica is capitalism

They import raw materials, consumer goods, capital equipment, petroleum, and construction materials. These imports are from US 49.8%, China 8.2%, and Mexico 6.6%.

They export bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar, beef, seafood, electronic compounds, and medical equipment. These exports are for US 38.9%, Netherlands 7.5%, Panama 5.1%, Hong Kong 4.6%, and Nicaragua 4.4%

Leader: Luis Guillermo Solis

Costa Rica is on good terms with other countries because Costa Rica joined the Pacific Alliance that includes countries Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru.
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You should visit Costa Rica because it's a small country known for jungles and waves in Central America, with amazing activities and relaxation.