International Education
Costa Rica


Costa Rica Education


Costa Rica is unequivocally a tropical country, situated between 8 and 11 North latitude, fairly close to the equator. Although in the mountains above 2000 meters you get much cooler temperatures, the average annual temperature for most of the country lies between 21.7 C and 27 C.

The primary language spoken in Costa Rica is Spanish. Some native languages are still spoken in indigenous reservations the most numerically important are the Bribri, Mal ku, Cab car and Ng bere languages.

The Costa Rican colon, also denoted by CRC, is the official currency of Costa Rica. The colon is subdivided into 100 centimos, but coins are rarely used anymore due to inflation. In 1997, new coins were issued to replace the older coins.

The population of Costa Rica in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 4, 173, 000, which placed it as number 118 in population among the 193 nations of the world.
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San Jose is the Capital of Costa Rica, is the hub of all transportation that takes place in the country.


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