About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country in territory as it covers only 0.03% of the planet's surface; but have the privilege of having approximately 5% of the world's biodiversity. In addition, the 25.58% of its territory is protected under various forms of conservation, known as the National System of Conservation Areas.

Touristically Costa Rica is listed as one of the most visited international destinations by travelers from all over the world; making the tourism industry one of the most important in the country.

Costa Rican democracy is centennial and considered one of the most established in the Americas. The name of Costa Rica is always connected as a synonym of peace, because has no army since 1949, when its abolition backed by the Constitution of the country, which is in effect on the date stated.

All this makes it a country with enviable political stability, which added to the outstanding academic level of its population and good standard of modern services; as a result generates an environment of facilities for foreign investors and it is not surprising that major international companies, choose the country to their base of operation.

Costa Rica may be small in territory but is huge in areas such as the above mentioned; being the cover letter to invite you to visit us and can corroborate by yourself how beautiful is this Central American country.

 

General Information  
Capital San Jose
Language Spanish (2nd language speaking is English)
Politic 3 Powers:
1-Executive / 2-Legislative / 3-Judiciary
Surface 51 100 km2
Administrative Divisions 7 Provinces:
1-San Jose / 2-Alajuela / 3-Cartago / 4-Heredia / 5-Guanacaste / 6-Puntarenas / 7-Limon
Population 4 937 755 hab. (year 2014)
Currency Costa Rican Colon (¢, CRC)
Weather Tropical, Average Temperature (22°C-72°F)
International Airports 1- Juan Sartamaria, Alajuela - Alajuela. IATA CODE: SJO
2- Daniel Oduber, Liberia - Guanacaste. IATA CODE: LIR
Electricity Coverage 97% of country
Voltage 110v
Telephone prefix +506
Telecommunications  Cellular network 4G LTE (MHZ) / Average internet 3.2 Mbps
Timezone GMT-06:00
Member of  ONU, OEA, ODECA, SICA, Pacific Aliance, G-77, OEI,  Rio Group, AEC, CELAC, Parlatino.

 

 

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