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Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica, (Spanish for 'rich coast') a land of lush rainforests, giant sea turtles, tropical birds, and rugged mountain chains. With 800 miles of coastline of varied terrain, Costa Rica lives up to its name.

Official name: Republic of Costa Rica

 

Size: 19,730 square miles; slightly smaller than West Virginia

 

Population:   4,576,562 as of 2011

 

Capital: San José

 

Official Language: Spanish

 

Currency: Costa Rican Colón

 

Climate: Tropical and subtropical with a short dry season and a long rainy season

 

Literacy Rate:  94.9%

 

Agricultural Products: Coffee, pineapples, bananas, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes

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