Republic of Costa Rica Google maps and facts
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Facts about Costa Rica
|Administrative divisions:||7 provinces (provincias , singular - provincia); Alajuela , Cartago , Guanacaste , Heredia , Limon , Puntarenas , San Jose Cote d'Ivoire|
|Area:||total: 51 ,100 sq km land: 50 ,660 sq km water: 440 sq km note: includes Isla del Coco Cote d'Ivoire|
|Background:||Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century , initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors , including: disease from mosquito-infested swamps , brutal heat , resistance by natives , and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler , fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821 , Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America , but this federation disintegrated in 1838 , at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century , only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector , Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread. Cote d'Ivoire|
|Flag description:||five horizontal bands of blue (top) , white , red (double width) , white , and blue , with the coat of arms in a white elliptical disk on the hoist side of the red band; above the coat of arms a light blue ribbon contains the words , AMERICA CENTRAL , and just below it near the top of the coat of arms is a white ribbon with the words , REPUBLICA COSTA RICA Cote d'Ivoire|
|Capital:||name: San Jose geographic coordinates: 9 56 N , 84 05 W time difference: UTC-6 (1 hour behind Washington , DC during Standard Time) Cote d'Ivoire|
|Climate:||tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands Cote d'Ivoire|
|Currency code:||Costa Rican colon (CRC) Cote d'Ivoire|
|Ethnic groups:||white (including mestizo) 94% , black 3% , Amerindian 1% , Chinese 1% , other 1% Cote d'Ivoire|
|Geographic coordinates:||10 00 N , 84 00 W Cote d'Ivoire|
|Geography note:||four volcanoes , two of them active , rise near the capital of San Jose in the center of the country; one of the volcanoes , Irazu , erupted destructively in 1963-65 Cote d'Ivoire|
|Government type:||democratic republic Cote d'Ivoire|
|Imports partners:||US 40.2% , Mexico 5.7% , Venezuela 5.6% , Japan 5.3% , China 5% , Brazil 4.7% (2007) Cote d'Ivoire|
|Internet country code:||.cr Cote d'Ivoire|
|Land boundaries:||1 ,290 km Cote d'Ivoire|
|Neighbouring countries:||total: 639 km border countries: Nicaragua 309 km , Panama 330 km Cote d'Ivoire|
|Languages:||Spanish (official) , English Cote d'Ivoire|
|Location:||Central America , bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean , between Nicaragua and Panama Cote d'Ivoire|
|Map references:||Central America and the Caribbean Cote d'Ivoire|
|National holiday:||Independence Day , 15 September (1821) Cote d'Ivoire|
|Nationality:||noun: Costa Rican(s) adjective: Costa Rican Cote d'Ivoire|
|Natural hazards:||occasional earthquakes , hurricanes along Atlantic coast; frequent flooding of lowlands at onset of rainy season and landslides; active volcanoes Cote d'Ivoire|
|Population:||4 ,195 ,914 (July 2008 est.) Cote d'Ivoire|
|Religions:||Roman Catholic 76.3% , Evangelical 13.7% , Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3% , other Protestant 0.7% , other 4.8% , none 3.2% Cote d'Ivoire|
|Terrain:||coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones , of which several are major volcanoes Cote d'Ivoire|
|Unemployment rate:||4.6% (2007 est.) Cote d'Ivoire|
Capital of Republic of Costa Rica
San José (click to view San José map)
Places in Costa Rica
Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Costa Rica. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.
Cartago Province (184 google map locations)
Guanacaste Province (441 google map locations)
Heredia Province (97 google map locations)
Puntarenas Province (335 google map locations)
San Jose Province (383 google map locations)
Random cities in Costa RicaSan José, the capital city of Costa Rica.
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