Costa Rica

By: Aidan McRae p.2

Costa Rica its Capital and its Geography

Costa Rica is a country in Central America that is home to a rich culture. The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose. There are mountains, active volcanoes and a central plateau where most of the people live.
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Costa Rica Population

Costa Rica is home to 4,331,000 inhabitants.
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The Costa Rican Flag

Red-stands for blood shed from battles they have won and freedom.

Blue-stands for the sky and opportunity.

The crest of Costa Rica is also on the flag.


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Costa Rican Government

Costa Rica's government is a Democratic Republic. Luis Guillermo Solís is the leader of Costa Rica.
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Costa Rican Currency

The currency used in Costa Rica is the Colon. 1 U.S. dollar will get you 533.66 Colons.
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Costa Rica Cultural Activities & Entertainment


  1. Juan Santamaría Day is held April 11 every year to celebrate the hero soldier that is Juan Santamaría. Costa Ricans gather around his statue in remembrance of him every year.


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Costa Rican Food

Chicharron- a dish made from fried pork rinds.

Chifrijo- a dish made from rice beans meat and a tomato based salad.

Olla de Carne- beef and vegetable soup.

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Costa Rica Attractions

Pre Columbian Gold Museum- Museum where you can see gold artifacts from before Columbus came to America.

Arenal Volcano- a 5437 foot tall active volcano that looms over the jungle.

  1. Puerto Carrillo- this is arguably the most beautiful of all the beaches in Costa Rica and maybe even the world.

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