Costa Rica

By: Alejandra Rodriguez

Geography of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama.Its climate tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands.The biggest problem right now is deforestation and land use change, largely a result of the clearing of land for cattle ranching and agriculture; soil erosion; coastal marine pollution; fisheries protection; solid waste management; air pollution

San José

San José, the capital city and center of cultural life in Cost Rica with a population of about 336,537 people. Most visitors start and end in San José.
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Costa Rica Flag

The White color stands for peace, wisdom and happiness. The Red color stands for the blood split by martyrs in defense of the country, as well as the warmth and generosity of the people. The stripes are in the ratio 1:1:2:1:1. The coat of arms of Costa Rica was also revised in 1848 and placed in the center of the flag.


The Government type that they have is Democratic Republic. Their Independence Day, 15 September (1821). The President is Luis Guillermo SOLIS Rivera, First Vice President Helio FALLAS Venega Second Vice President Ana Helena CHACÓN Echeverría.
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Costa Rican colón

$1 US dollar would be $532.32