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Last update : 13 February 2019


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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

1. Independence from Spain was obtained on September 15, 1821.
2. The population density is 85 people / km2.
3. The country is 6.1 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 71.5%.
5. The longest river is San Juan, 200km.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Costa Rica.
7. Political system – republic.
8. Motto of the country – “Let work and peace last forever.”
9. The highest peak is Cerro Chirripó, 3820 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 25 °C, in July 26 °C.
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11. Coffee is often given to infants and children.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Turyst

19. Prices are often very high for tourists.

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

21. There are ditches between the street and the sidewalk, you have to be careful not to fall into such a gutter, the lack of parking on the sidewalk.

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

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

24. 90% of Costa Rica’s population is white people.

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

Author: MR

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

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

Author: Daria

28. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.7% .

Author: Daria

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

30. The national alcohol is guaro and beer.

Author: AlkoWorld

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

Author: EduKacJa

34. The average IQ level is 89.

Author: EduKacJa

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

Author: Kos

36. The national tree is Guanacaste.

Author: Alma

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

38. 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.

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

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

41. 0.9% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

42. The country has over 1,759,000 motor vehicles registered (364 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

43. 4% of the population suffer from malnutrition (around 190,000 people).

44. 3.9% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

45. In this country there are over 39 018 km of paved roads, including over 77 km of expressways (0.06% of all roads in the world).

46. In this country there are 161 airports, 47 with paved surface.

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

Author: Marlène

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

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

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

Author: NET

51. The national top-level domain is .cr . There are over 14,640 websites with such an extension.

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

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53. 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).

Author: Vinamra

54. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $54 398 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $57,060,000,000 .

55. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 58.3% GDP, or around: $31 714 034 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 65.1% GDP, or around: $37 146 060 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $7,647.

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

Author: Komornik

57. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

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

Author: VViki

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

Author: BobBudowniczy

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

Author: Reebeka

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

65. In 1987, Óscar Arias Sánchez received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

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

67. 10 women give birth to 19 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

69. The country is 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.

70. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Lidka

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

Author: Lutra

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

Author: Setar

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

75. 99 people in 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

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

80. The work week is 48 hours.

81. 61% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

82. 23970 km2 of the country is covered by forests (46.9%)

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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

Author: Daria

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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

What is the largest lake in Costa Rica?
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What is the national dish?
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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.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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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