COSTA RICA GENERAL INFORMATION
Costa Rica enjoys several incredible and special features that make it a unique tourist destination.
We wish to share with you those relevant data.
- Population: 4,331,000 inhabitants – Labor force: 2.05 millions
- Capital City: San José; 1,085,000
- Area: 51.100 km2
- Language: Spanish official language. A Caribbean Creole dialect of English is spoken in the area of Limon – English is widely spoken.
- Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant
- Currency: Colón
- Life expectancy: 79 years (men 74.61, women 79.94)
- Per Capita Income: U.S. $ 8.300
- Literate: 96%
- Time Zone: GMT-6 (U.S. Central Standard Time)
- No armed forces since 1949 – Is the Democratic Republic since 1821, one of the oldest in the world. Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
- Climate: Temperate in the highlands, tropical and subtropical in coastal areas. Costa Rica has a very pleasant climate all year round. The average temperature in San José varies between 14 ° and 24 ° C (57 to 75 ° F) from August to December and from 17 ° to 27 ° C (63 to 81 ° F) from January to July. The Caribbean coast averages are 21 ° C (70 ° F) to 30 ° C (86 ° F) in the mornings and the Pacific coast is hotter than the Caribbean but less humid. ( look at Jaco beach Costa Rica, Cahuita Costa Rica)
- Spending on Education:
4.9% of GDP (2004). Compared with the world is the number 76
- Roads: Costa Rica has an extensive road system of more than 30.000 kilometers. Much of the land is accessible by land or by air.
- Land: An extensive mountain range separates the coastal areas of east and west territorial.
- CR has 4% of total species of fauna and flora of the planet with only 0.03% of the surface of the globe.
- Marine biodiversity includes 6,777 species in Costa Rica
- CR has a great variety of microclimates and ecosystems that are 12 life zones.
- CR is at number 5 of the Environmental Development Index.
- CR has the highest biodiversity per square kilometer in the world. 25% of its territory is protected.
- NatGeo named Isla de Coco as one of the purest in the world – 2009
- The telephone and electrical system cover 100% of urban and rural areas.
- Since 1949, women received the right to vote.
- CR is ranked 53 in technological competitiveness according to the Global Report on Technologies of Information.
- CR is ranked No. 41 in tourism competitiveness by the World Economic Forum
- Costa Rica occupies first place in the Happy Planet Index (2010)
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