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Republic of Costa Rica

República de Costa Rica  (Spanish)
Anthem: "Himno Nacional de Costa Rica" (Spanish)
"National Anthem 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])
Religion
(2018)[4]
79% Christianity
—52% Roman Catholic (official[3])
—25% Protestant
—2% Other Christian
17% No religion
1% Other religions
3% Undeclared
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutionalrepublic
Carlos Alvarado
Epsy Campbell Barr
Marvin Rodríguez
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Independence declared
• from Spain
15 September 1821
1 July 1823
14 November 1838
• Recognized by Spain
10 May 1850
• Constitution
7 November 1949[2]
Area
• Total
51,100 km2 (19,700 sq mi) (126th)
• Water (%)
0.7
Population
• 2018 estimate
4,999,441[5][6] (123rd)
• Density
220/sq mi (84.9/km2) (107th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$95.791 billion[7]
• Per capita
$18,651[7]
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$65.179 billion[7]
• Per capita
$12,690[7]
Gini (2019)Positive decrease 47.8[8]
high
HDI (2018)Increase 0.794[9]
high · 68th
CurrencyCosta Rican colón (CRC)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+506
ISO 3166 codeCR
Internet TLD.cr
.co.cr

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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