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COSTA RICA

Location: Central America
Capital:
San José ( 340.000 inhab.)
Main Cities:
Alajuela, Cartago, Puntarenas, Liberia
Population:
4,000,000
Area:
51,100 km2
Coin:
1 colón = 100 céntimos
Languages:
Spanish
Religions:
Roman Catholic, Protestant
The Independence's Year:
1821
Mountains:
Volcano Irazù (3432 m.), Volcano Arenal, Volcano Poas, Mt.Chirripò (3820 m.)

 

 

 

It is a very beautiful country, in the narrowest zone of the Central America and it is constituted by a band of volcanic territory among the Sea of the Caribbean to east and the ocean Pacific to west.
From the top of the volcano Irazý, over 3.400 meters msl, can be seen both the seas.
Placed in a politically "warm" zone, among states often upset from revolts and dictatorships, it is a pacific nation, democratic, straight without army.
The money that the other ones spend for the armaments, is used here for the health and for the education (only the 4% of the population are illiterate).
It is a great producer of coffee, bananas, pineapple and cocoa, with very beautiful cultivated landscapes, above all on the slopes of the volcanos Poas, Irazý and Arenal.
It also possesses numerous national parks in very different environments between them.

* Information and news of every kind (and photographic documentation) about Costa Rica are to disposition of the partners of the Worldwide Geographic Academy: info@accademiageograficamondiale.com

 

 

Chalet Tirol  El Ocotal  Heredia

Oceano Pacifico Pappagallo Playa Grande Verso l'Irazu

Vulcano Irazù  Zarcero  Nei pressi di Liberia

Photographies to greater solution can be found to the page Central and Caribbean America Gallery