Costa Rica


Country NameRepublic of Costa Rica
Short NameCosta Rica
CapitalSan José
Largest citySan José
Official languagesSpanish
National LanguagesSpanish, Mekatelyu, Bribri, Patois
Religion79% Christianity —52% Roman Catholic (official) —25% Protestant —2% Other Christian, 17% No religion, 1% Other religions, 3% Undeclared
Demonym(s)Costa Rican Tico(a)
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
PresidentCarlos Alvarado
Vice PresidentEpsy Campbell Barr
House SpeakerEduardo Cruickshank Smith
Chief JusticeCarlos Chinchilla Sandí
Total Area51,100 km2 (19,700 sq mi)
Water (%)0.7
Total Land Area (%)50,742 km2
Population4,999,441 (2018 estimate)
GDP (PPP)$95.791 billion (2020 estimate)
GDP (Nominal)$65.179 billion (2020 estimate)
CurrencyCosta Rican colón (CRC)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Mains Electricity120 V – 60 Hz
Driving sideRight
Calling code+506
ISO 3166 codeCR
Political PartiesNational Liberation Party

Citizens’ Action Party

Social Christian Unity Party

National Restoration Party

Independence Day15 September 1821
Tallest BuildingSabana Capital

DoubleTree by Hilton, La Sabana

Torre Paseo Colón 2

Torre Paseo Colón 1

Richest PersonsÓscar Arias

Johnny Araya Monge

Antonio Álvarez Desanti

Alberto Salom Echeverría











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