Costa Rica General Information
Costa Rica is situated in Central America, a place that seems to be full of magic. While this country only represents 0, 03% of the world area, Costa Rica is home to 6% of the world biodiversity.
More or less, Costa Rica boasts breathtaking landscapes; it has an efficient protection system of its natural heritage and a stable political and social balance, a high level of education and efficient and quality services. Everything on a small territory of only 51000 km² surrounded by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans separated by a 3 hour´s drive or 45 minutes of plane.
Costa Rican people pay special attention to peace and democracy. The Ticos are proud of their nation's unique status at the heart of Central America, and indeed, it benefits of a stable democratic government and is not ruled by a dictator.
The Ticos boasts of a whole century of democratic tradition and of 50 years without army. Since 1948 when the army was abolished, Costa Rica invests money in order to increase the standard of living. This strategy contributes to maintain a peaceful social climate that makes Costa Rica a nice place to visit
National motto: ¡Vivan siempre el trabajo y la paz!
Capital city: San Jose
San Jose's population: 1,400,000 inhabitants
Total Population: 4, 454,321 inhabitants
Density: 78, 6 inhabitants/km²
Localization: 9°56'N 84°5'O
Politic: Presidential Democracy
Costa Rica's surface area: 51 100 km²
Boarders: 116 km
Coasts: 1412 km
Inhabitants' name: Costa Ricans, Ticos
Time zone: UTC-6
Internet: .cr (Costa Rica)
Telephone prefix: +506