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Location

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is in Central America. To the east is the Caribbean Sea and to the west is the Pacific Ocean. To the south is Panama and to the north is Nicaragua. Costa Rica is 19,730 square miles. The population of Costa Rica is 4.872 million and the currency is Costa Rica coon. Costa Rica has many volcanoes that are very active but some are dormant. Also there are a couple of mountain ranges. Some volcanoes are called Arenal Volcanoes, Poas Volcanoes, Turrialba Volcanoes and Iraz0 Volcanoes.

Climate

Climate of Costa Rica

The average temperature in Costa Rica is 70 to 81 F. Costa Rica has no real summer and winter. However it does have a rainy season from may to November. The pacific coast around Guanacaste is hot and dry, good for many beaches. People have misconception that it is hot through out the year. The climate affects people because they farm a lot but when it gets cold in the winter they can not harvest any fruits.

Political

Political Costa Rica

The government in Costa Rica is a democratic republic as defined by the 1949 Constitution, which guarantees all citizens and foreigners equality before the law, the right to own property, the right of petition and assembly, freedom of speech, and the right to habeas corpus. Costa Rica has a president. It is different from the US. It only has two parts, but there similar to the US branches. The branches are Executive power is exercised. The president in Costa Rica is Luis Guilermo Solis.

Religion

Religion in Cosa Rica

The religion in Costa Rica is Roman Catholic. The national religion is Catholicon as determined by the constitution of 1949. About 76% of the population is Roman Catholic even if they are not devout. There are still several religious groups such as Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, and other Protestants. In every town no matter how small it is there is a church or a chapel usually facing east and on the west side is a central plaza. The literacy rate in Costa Rica is 84.1 for people over 15. Historically Costa Rica has been relatively impoverished in the area of native arts and crafts. Many dances and much of the music of Costa Rica reflect African, even pre-Columbian, as well as Spanish roots. Costa Ricans are a proud bunch, especially when it comes to their sports team. The national pastime, soccer(a.k.a Futbol), was huge even before the 2014 World Cup advanced to the quarter finals and become national heroes. The language in Costa Rica is Spanish. Today most Costa Ricans are of primarily Spanish ancestry with minorities of German, Italian,French, Dutch, British, Swedish, and Greek ancestry. 40% being white, Castizo,and 1% being Mestizo.

Enviromental issues

Enviromental issues of Costa Rica

Nearly all of Costa Rica was once covered by forests, but deforestation started to happen. Between 1990 and 1995, the country lost an average of 3% of its forests and woodlands annually. Most of the wood is wasted by burning or rotting, and there is little incentive for conservation or reforestation. The result has been soil erosion and the loss of soil fertility. Under the general health law of 1073, pesticides is greater than that of all the other countries.

Economy

Economy of Costa Rica

Costa Rica's economic freedom score is 67.2, making its economy the 51st freest in the 2015 index. Economic development has focused on the orienting the economy to the global marketplace. Costa Rica has one of the highest levels of foreign direct investment in Latin American, and the government's limited economic presence has facilitated a business environment based on tourism, agriculture, and technology. The economy is market. Costa Rica really does not use trade barriers if they are trading with Latin America. Entrepreneurship is not encouraged in some parts of Costa Rica. The most important are the yet-unexploited bauxite deposits in the general and coto brus valleys and copper in the cordillera de talamanca.

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