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Population: 4,576,562 (2011)
Land Area: 51,100 sq km
Natural Resources: Hydropower
Capital: San Jose
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Laura Chinchilla Miranda (2010)
Languages: Spanish, English
Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, Other 5.5%, None 3.2%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 94%, African 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, Other 1%
Life Expectancy: 77.72 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 35.44 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 51.55 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 11,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6.3%, Industry 22.9%, Services 70.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 14%, Industry 22%, Services 64% (2006)
Industries: Microprocessors, food processing, medical equipment, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products
Agriculture Products: Bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes; beef; timber
Human Development Index: 0.744 (69th)
Tourism Revenue: 1.585 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.3% (2010)

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Army Size: 8 400 (2004)
Budget: 0.4% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Costa Rica is located in Central America, it is bordered by Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army. Costa Rica is also on the forefront in terms of environmental policy. Costa Rica's economy depends largely on foreign investment, and large companies make up a large portion of its exports, notably Intel.

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CIA World Factbook: Costa Rica
Wikipedia: Costa Rica

Updated on: December 14, 2011