Costa Rica

Costa Rica's flagLocation: Central America
Official name: Republic of Costa Rica
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1838 / 1838
Capital city: San José
Population: 4.6 million / 233 people per sq mile (90 people per sq km)
Total land area: 19,730 square miles (51,100 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Spanish (official language), English Creole, Bribri, Cabecar
Main religions: Roman Catholic 71%, Evangelical 14%, Nonreligious 11%, Other 4%
Ethnic mix: Mestizo and European 94%, Black 3%, Chinese 1%, Other 1%, Amerindian 1%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Costa Rican colón = 100 céntimos
Literacy rate: 96%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2813 kilocalories

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