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Republic of Costa Rica
República de Costa Rica  (Spanish)
Anthem: "Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera" (Spanish)
"Noble motherland, your beautiful flag"
Location of Costa Rica
Location of Costa Rica
Capital
and largest city
San José
9°56′N84°5′W / 9.933°N 84.083°W / 9.933; -84.083
Official languagesSpanish
Recognized regional languages
Ethnic groups(2011[2])
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Demonym
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Luis Guillermo Solís
Helio Fallas Venegas
Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Independence declared
• from Spain
September 15, 1821
July 1, 1823
1838
• Recognized by Spain
May 10, 1850
• Constitution
November 7, 1949[2]
Area
• Total
51,100 km2 (19,700 sq mi) (126th)
• Water (%)
0.7
Population
• 2016 estimate
4,857,274[3] (123rd)
• Density
220/sq mi (84.9/km2) (107th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$85.781 billion[4]
• Per capita
$17,260[4]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$59.976 billion[4]
• Per capita
$12,032[4]
Gini (2015)Negative increase 48.2[5]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.776[6]
high · 66th
CurrencyCosta Rican colón (CRC)
Time zoneCST(UTC−6)
Drives on theright
Calling code+506
ISO 3166 codeCR
Internet TLD.cr
.co.cr

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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