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					Flag of Costa Rica
Map of Costa Rica
History of Costa Rica
 Spanish Settlement - 1563

 1st Permanent settlement was Cartago

 1821 Declared Independence from Spain

 1838 Costa Rica Declared its sovereignty and

 independence
Government of Costa Rica
 Democratic Republic

 President Laura Chinchilla Miranda


 Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches


 7 Provinces - Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia,


 Limon, Puntarenas, San Jose
Military of Costa Rica
 No Regular Military Forces

   Ministry of Public Security, Government, and Police


 Military Expenditures

   0.6% of GDP
Transportation
 Airports
    38 Airports with Paved Runways
 Roadways
    8,621km Paved Roads
 Waterways
    730km
 Ports and Terminals
    Caldera and Puerto Limon
Communications
 Telephones
    1.438 million in use
 Mobile Telephones
    1.887 million in use
 Internet Users
    1.46 million
 Television Broadcast Stations
    20
Economy
 GDP (purchasing power parity)

   $48.63 Billion

 Labor Force

   2.09 Million

Industries - microprocessors, food processing, medical
 equipment, textiles and clothing, construction
 materials, fertilizer, plastic products
People
 Population - 4,516,220

 Ethnic Groups - white (including mestizo) 94%, black 3%,

  Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%

 Religions - Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's

  Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%

 Languages - Spanish (official), English
Geography
 Located between Panama and Nicaragua

 Total Land Area – 51,100 sq miles

 1,290 km of coastland

 Highest Point - Cerro Chirripo at 3,810 m
Major Cities of Costa Rica
 San Jose                    Heredia
    Capital of Costa Rica      Hub of Technology
    Modern City                     Intel and IBM
    Established 1737            Established 1736


 Cartago                     Alajuela
    Original Settlement         2nd Largest City in Costa
    Outdoor Activities
                                  Rica
                                 Established 1782
    Established 1563
Places to Go in Costa Rica
 National Parks and Reserves


 Beaches of the Pacific and Caribbean


 The Volcanoes


 Coffee Plantations, Churches, and Museums
National Parks & Reserves
                                          An anhinga drying
                                          its feathers.



 A Costa Rica
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                       Central American
A Linnaeus butterfly   Squirrel Monkey
Beaches of Costa Rica

                        Costa Rican Sunset




     Chatham Beach at
     Isla del Coco
Volcanoes of Costa Rica




     Volcano Arenal   Poas Volcano Crater
Coffee Plantation & Churches




  Coffee Plantation in the Orosi   Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los
              Valley                            Ángeles

				
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