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.
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.
San Jose is the
Capital of Costa Rica, is the hub of all transportation that takes place in the