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Capital : San José
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Costa Rican colon
Population : 4 890 379
Area : 51 100 km2

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Costa Rica facts

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1. 0.9% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. Over 1,759,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (364 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .cr . There are over 14,640 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .cr are google.co.cr, bnonline.fi.cr and vargas.co.cr.

5. In this country there are more than 39 018 km of paved roads including over 77 km of express roads (0.06% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 161 airports, 47 of the paved surface.

7. In this country there are over 278 km of railway tracks.

8. Prices are often overpriced for tourists.

9. There are ditches draining the water between the street and the sidewalk, be careful not to fall into such a gutter, there is no parking on the sidewalk.

10. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 3.2 Mb / s and the maximum is 16.4 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

11. Full name of the country – Republic of Costa Rica.

12. Political system – republic.

13. The average temperature is 25 ° C in January and 26 ° C in July.

14. In 1987 Óscar Arias Sánchez received the Nobel Prize.

15. All types of furniture are smaller by 15 centimeters on average compared to European standards, lower countertops, narrower entrances.


Geography in Costa Rica

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1. In Costa Rica there are as many as 751 volcanoes with 7 active ones.

2. The country is 6.1 times smaller than Poland.

3. Costa Rica borders with such countries as Nicaragua 309 km, Panama 330 km.

4. The longest river is San Juan, 200km.

5. The highest peak is Cerro Chirripó, 3820 m above sea level.

6. In Costa Rica there are 18800 km2 of agricultural land (37% of the country).

7. The highest located town in the country is Villa Mills.

8. 23970 km2 of the country is covered by forests (46.9%)

9. No house numbers, the address is set after the description of buildings nearby, e.g. to the right of the church.

10. All Catholic churches are built in the western part of the city.

88. The nearest capital in a straight line from San José is Managua (Nicaragua) – 345 km.

89. The furthest capital city in a straight line from San José is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 18745 km.


Finance in Costa Rica

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1. The minimum wage for unqualified employees is 283,799 colon per month, and for qualified workers 609 355 per month (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Costa Rica is 30%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 15%, and for companies 30% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 13% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.1%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 54 398 000 000 (PLN 232 823 440 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 57 060 000 000 (PLN 244 216 800 000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 58.3% of GDP, which is about: $ 31 714 034 000 (PLN 135 736 065 520),
2018 year was 65.1 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 37 146 060 000 (PLN 158 985 136 800). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 7,687 (PLN 32,901).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 19,430,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 28,537,000,000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $7,904,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.068% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Costa Rica

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1. Built-up speed allowed 45 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 60 km / h, and on highways from 80 to 100 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 15%, and for companies 30% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 13% (2018).

6. In this country, a ban on keeping dolphins in captivity has been introduced.

7. There are 50% women and 50% men in the Costa Rican Parliament.

8. Over 18 years of age each person is obliged to vote.

9. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 15 (with the parents’ consent).

10. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 77 days.

11. The last death penalty was carried out in 1859.

12. Walking in shorts in government buildings is perceived as disrespect.

13. It’s rude to walk in a bikini everywhere outside the beaches.

14. Pedestrians have absolute priority, the driver must give way, otherwise he may get a high penalty.


Education in Costa Rica

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 89.

4. In this country there are 2.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 106 309 people).


Work in Costa Rica

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1. The minimum wage for unqualified employees is 283,799 colon per month, and for qualified workers 609 355 per month (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Costa Rica is 30%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.7% .

4. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 637,370 ₡.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 15%, and for companies 30% (2018).

6. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 77 days.

7. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Costa Rica

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1. The highest building in the country is Torre Paseo Colón with a height of 96 meters.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

3. The longest river is San Juan, 200km.

4. The highest peak is Cerro Chirripó, 3820 m above sea level.

5. Costa Rica according to the Hapiness Index, is one of the happiest countries in the world.

6. The highest located town in the country is Villa Mills.

7. The lowest temperature: -9 °C was measured at Mount Chirripo.

8. The highest temperature: 40.4 °C was measured at Cascajal de Orotina.


Army in Costa Rica

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1. From December 1, 1948, after the victory in the civil war in Costa Rica, there is no army.


Society in Costa Rica

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1. In Costa Rica, an average person consumes about 5.4 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most beer is beer – 60%, then spirit – 35%, wine – 4.5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.5%.

3. In 2013, 625 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 4% of the population suffer from malnutrition (around 190,000 people).

5. 3.9% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 89.

7. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. 90% of Costa Rica’s population is white people.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.9 children.

10. In this country over 4,236,000 (2015) 4 236 443 (2018) people have access to internet (around 88% of the population).

11. Around 2,800,000 (2015) 2,900,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 85 people / km2.

13. The main religion is Catholicism, 71.5%.

14. The average age of people living in this country is 30.4 years.

15. In this country there are around:
1,117,000 people (23.12%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3,364,000 people (69.61%) in the age range 15-64 years.
351 300 people (7.27%) over 65 years old.

16. In this country, about 76,900 children are born each year (1.6% of the population), and about 22,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

17. 99 people in 1000 possess firearms.

18. 61% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

19. In this country an average adult person smokes 44 cigarettes a month.

20. The average life expectancy in this country is 79.2 years (women – 81.7 years and men – 76.7 years).


Symbols of Costa Rica

1. The national alcohol is guaro and beer.

2. The national tree is Guanacaste.

3. National animals include a white-tailed mule deer and Caribbean manatee.

4. Every day at 7 am a state anthem is played on every Costa Rican radio station.

5. Motto of the country – “Let work and peace last forever.”


Customs in Costa Rica

1. Coffee is often given to infants and children.


History of Costa Rica

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1. Independence from Spain was obtained on September 15, 1821.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1949.

3. The country joined the UN on November 2, 1945.

4. From December 1, 1948, after the victory in the civil war in Costa Rica, there is no army.


Language in Costa Rica

1. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.


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What is the highest peak in Costa Rica?

The highest peak in Costa Rica is Cerro Chirripó (3820 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Costa Rica?

The largest river in Costa Rica is San Juan, 200km.

answer: Marta


Which Costa Rica has national colors?

National colors: blue, white and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is guaro and beer.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a white-tailed mule deer and Caribbean manatee.

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Which countries borders Costa Rica?

Costa Rica borders with such countries as Nicaragua 309 km, Panama 330 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 30.4 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage for unqualified employees is 283,799 colon per month, and for qualified workers 609 355 colon per month (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Costa Rica?

The population density is 95 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Let work and peace last forever.”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 40.4 ° C was measured at Cascajal de Orotina.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -9 ° C was measured at Mount Chirripo.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta