Did you know? Some facts about Costa Rica…

Did you know?   Some facts about Costa Rica“¦

Area:  19,652 square miles (slightly smaller than West Virginia)

Population:  4,509,290 million (2009)

Army:  Abolished in 1949

Independence:  15 September 1821 (from Spain)

Climate:  Tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands.

Life expectancy: 77.6 years (2009)

Literacy rate: 95% (2000)

Sustainable access to an improved water source: 98% population (2006)

Ethnic groups: 94% white (including mestizo), 3% black, 1% Amerindian, 1% Chinese, 1% other

Religions: 76.3% Roman Catholic, 13.7% Evangelical, 1.3% Jehovah’s Witnesses, 0.7% other Protestant, 4.8% other, 3.2% none.

Sources: CIA WorldFact Book, The World Bank Group Country Data Profile, UD Data/A world of information, Anuario Estadístico América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).


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