Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

Presidential republic, independant since 1821

Region:
Central America
Area:
51,100 km²
Further names:
Kostarika
Local name:
Costa Rica
Capital:
San José
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Sunrise + Sunset
Climate
Tourism
Airports
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Country comparison
Current time in Costa Rica:

The countrywide time in Costa Rica is Central Standard Time (CST).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time in Costa Rica.
So there is all over the year the same difference of -6 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Population

4,906,000
96.00
Ø 77.5 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 82.3 years
Birthrate:
14.3 ‰
Deathrate:
4.9 ‰
Males/Females:
50.0% : 50.0%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Costa Rica 2017
The currency in Costa Rica is Colón (CRC).
1 Colón is divided into 100 Céntimos.
Status: 08/13/2018
1 US Dollar = 567.43 Colón
1000 Colón = 1.76 US Dollar

The climate in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 28 and 30 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 31 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to 19°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
Spanish

mother tonguedistribution
Spanish97.5 %
Creole-English2.0 %
Chibcha0.3 %
Chinese0.2 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Lutherans13.7%
Roman Catholics76.3%
Jehovah's Witnesses1.3%
other Protestants0.7%
nondenominational3.2%
other4.8%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:50,506.66 M €
Exportations:9,338.8 M €
Importations:13,764.7 M €
Tourism receipts:3.57 bn €
Unemployment rate:8.5 %
Inflation rate:-0.00 %
corruption index:59 (moderate)
Energy consumption:9.1 bn kWh

Land use

8% Urban areas:4,052 km²
35% Agricultural areas:18,111 km²
54% Forest:27,562 km²
0% Water areas:40 km²
3% Others:1,335 km²

Transport more...

Roadways:39,018 km
Railways:278 km
Waterways:730 km
Airports:161

Most important cities in Costa Rica

CityRegionPopulation
San José / CapitalSan José333,000
LimónLimón63,000
San FranciscoHeredia56,000
AlajuelaAlajuela47,000
LiberiaGuanacaste45,000
ParaísoCartago40,000
PuntarenasPuntarenas36,000
San IsidroSan José35,000
CurridabatSan José35,000
San JoséAlajuela31,000
TurrialbaCartago29,000
ChacaritaPuntarenas26,000
MercedesHeredia26,000
CañasGuanacaste20,000
GuápilesLimón19,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:abolished in 1877



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