Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a small country in Central America bordered by to the north, to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.

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is the capital of . is on a plateau in the Central Valley at 1,200 m elevation.

de San Carlos is a small town in the north of .

is a small coastal town in in the province of Limón.

is one of the two largest tourist towns on the of .


's is the most populated region of the country; the capital city, San José, is there and so is the Juan Santamaría airport.

The region is in . You can catch a bus from the capital for US$4–5, and it will be an adventure.

is likely the greenest part of , and offers a number of national parks, such as the .

, the easternmost province of , is situated in the country's Caribbean lowlands.

is a province in . covers the majority of the territory of Northern …

, also known as "Región Norte" or "Huetar Norte" is a region located within and borders in the north to of .

Costa Rica

  • Location: ,
  • Population: 4,520,000
  • Latitude of center: 9.85° or 9° 51' north
  • Longitude of center: -83.946° or 83° 56' 45.6" west
  • Elevation: 1415 meters (4642 feet)
  • Capital: San Jose
  • Area: 51,100 km² (19,730 miles²)
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Currency: Colon (CRC)
  • Phone code: 506
  • Internet domain: .cr
  • Neighbors: and
  • GeoNames ID: 3624060

Other Names for Costa Rica

  • Akan: Kɔsta Rika
  • Albanian: Kosta Rika
  • Amharic: ኮስታ ሪካ
  • Arabic: كوستاريكا
  • Armenian: Կոստա-Ռիկա
  • Azerbaijani: Kosta Rika
  • Bambara: Kɔsitarika
  • Belarusian: Коста-Рыка
  • Bengali: কোস্টারিকা
  • Bosnian: Kostarika
  • Bulgarian: Коста Рика
  • Burmese: ကော့စ်တာရီကာ
  • Central Khmer: កូស្តារីកា
  • Chinese: 哥斯达黎加
  • Croatian: Kostarika
  • Czech: Kostarika
  • English: Republic of Costa Rica
  • Esperanto: Kostariko
  • Ewe: Kosta Rika nutome
  • Faroese: Kosta Rika
  • French: Costa Rica
  • Fulah: Kosta Rikaa
  • Ganda: Kosita Rika
  • Georgian: კოსტა-რიკა
  • German: Costa Rica
  • Greek: Κόστα Ρίκα
  • Gujarati: કોસ્ટા રિકા
  • Hausa: Kwasta Rika
  • Hebrew: קוסטה ריקה
  • Hindi: कोस्टारीका
  • Icelandic: Kostaríka
  • Indonesian: Kosta Rika
  • Irish: Cósta Ríce
  • Italian: Costa Rica
  • Japanese: コスタリカ
  • Kannada: ಕೊಸ್ಟಾ ರಿಕಾ
  • Kikuyu: Kostarika
  • Korean: 코스타리카
  • Kurdish: کۆستاریکا
  • Lao: ຄອສຕາລິກາ
  • Latvian: Kostarika
  • Lingala: Kositarika
  • Lithuanian: Kosta Rika
  • Luba-Katanga: Kositarika
  • Macedonian: Костарика
  • Malagasy: Kosta Rikà
  • Malay (macrolanguage): Kosta Rika
  • Malayalam: കോസ്റ്ററിക്ക
  • Maltese: Kosta Rika
  • Marathi: कोस्टारिका
  • Nepali (macrolanguage): कोष्टारिका
  • North Ndebele: Khosta Rikha
  • Occitan (post 1500): Còsta Rica
  • Oriya (macrolanguage): କୋଷ୍ଟା ରିକା
  • Persian: کاستاریکا
  • Polish: Kostaryka
  • Portuguese: Costa Rica
  • Rundi: Kositarika
  • Russian: Коста-Рика
  • Sango: Kôsta Rîka
  • Serbian: Костарика
  • Shona: Kostarika
  • Slovak: Kostarika
  • Slovenian: Kostarika
  • Somali: Kosta Riika
  • Spanish: Costa Rica
  • Spanish: República de Costa Rica
  • Swahili (macrolanguage): Kostarika
  • Tamil: கோஸ்டாரிகா
  • Telugu: కోస్టారికా
  • Thai: คอสตาริกา
  • Tibetan: ཀོ་ས྄ཊ་རི་ཀ།
  • Tigrinya: ኮስታ ሪካ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kosita Lika
  • Turkish: Kosta Rika
  • Ukrainian: Коста-Рика
  • Urdu: کوسٹا ریکا
  • Vietnamese: Cốt-xta Ri-ca
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Kuusita Ríkà
  • Zulu: i-Costa Rica
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