BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTRY

 

 Democratic and peaceful country in Central America, which abolished its army already in 1948. 

Costa Rica means "Rich Coast"

Costa Rica has consistently been among the top Latin American countries in terms of the Human Development Index and it ranks first in the Happy Planet Index and is the "greenest" country in the world.

 
Adjacent to the north with Nicaragua and Panama to the south.
 
Area: 51.100 km2
 
Population: 4,254,000 inhabitants, of which: 94% of whites and mestizos, blacks 3%
 
• The Capital and largest city: San Jose
 

Official language: Spanish 

Goverment: Constitutional democracy

President: Laura Chinchilla

One of the leading countries in protecting nature

 
The traditional exporter of coffee and bananas