Costa Rica


Point Information
Country Name Republic of Costa Rica
Short Name Costa Rica
Capital San José
Largest city San José
Official languages Spanish
National Languages Spanish, Mekatelyu, Bribri, Patois
Religion 79% Christianity —52% Roman Catholic (official) —25% Protestant —2% Other Christian, 17% No religion, 1% Other religions, 3% Undeclared
Demonym(s) Costa Rican Tico(a)
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
President Carlos Alvarado
Vice President Epsy Campbell Barr
House Speaker Eduardo Cruickshank Smith
Chief Justice Carlos Chinchilla Sandí
Total Area 51,100 km2 (19,700 sq mi)
Water (%) 0.7
Total Land Area (%) 50,742 km2
Population 4,999,441 (2018 estimate)
GDP (PPP) $95.791 billion (2020 estimate)
GDP (Nominal) $65.179 billion (2020 estimate)
Currency Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Mains Electricity 120 V – 60 Hz
Driving side Right
Calling code +506
ISO 3166 code CR
Internet TLD .cr
Political Parties National Liberation Party

Citizens’ Action Party

Social Christian Unity Party

National Restoration Party

Independence Day 15 September 1821
Tallest Building Sabana Capital

DoubleTree by Hilton, La Sabana

Torre Paseo Colón 2

Torre Paseo Colón 1

Richest Persons Óscar Arias

Johnny Araya Monge

Antonio Álvarez Desanti

Alberto Salom Echeverría

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