Information about Costa Ricaa
Name: República de Costa Rica
Language: Spanish. English spoken in the province of Limón, in the tourism industry and the majority of professionals in the Central Valley.
Capitol: San José
Our seven provinces:
Independence from Spain September 15 of 1821.
Location: Central America, South border with Nicaragua, and North border with Panamá, to the West the Pacific Ocean , to the East the Caribbean Sea
Area: 50.660 Square kilometers
Government: Democratic Republic.
Population: 4,509,290 people.
Legal System: Based in Spain's legal system.
New government elections: every 4 years.
¢500 Coin (Five hundred Colones) - Approx. $1
¢10,000 Bill (ten thousand Colones) - Approx. $20
Tropical y sub-tropical Climate
Dry season: December / April
Rainy season: May / November
Cool in the mountains.
Average daytime temperature: 25 C.
Plot: Planes in mountainous areas separated by coast
Military: abolished since 1948. No army.
Geography: 9 volcanoes, two of them active.
Education: free primary and secondary.
79 for men
106 for women (2010 Census)
Currency: Colon exchange rate 500 / US dollar.
Religion: Catholic majority of the population
Protestant, Jewish, Hindu, Islam, Buddhist, Bahai, Taoist, Rastafari.
Communications: telephone, facsimile, telex, radio, internet, cable TV
Government: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Commerce: 8:00am to 6:00pm.