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Heir to a prosperous Spanish possession, whose economy was from the beginning based on the agricultural activity of the colonizers themselves, Costa Rica, having gained independence in 1821, did not suffer serious repercussions from the transition from the colonial state to that of a free republic; he was able to maintain a strong stability of political regime, which was completely unusual in an area ravaged by continuous coups d’etat such as the Central American one, and to a large extent free his economy from foreign dependencies. There are actually numerous socio-economic, as well as political, characteristics that distinguish Costa Rica from neighboring countries: the almost total absence of illiteracy, the lack of ethnic contrasts and the relatively homogeneous distribution of national income. The growth processes have therefore found more favorable ground than elsewhere, so much so that Costa Rica has been called the “Switzerland of Central America”. The country has been able to earn the consideration and respect of its neighbors thanks to its institutional and social balance. This consideration and this respect represent a gift that Costa Rican governments can and do spend, in fact, to promote ways of economic and political integration. According to COUNTRYAAH, Costa Rica is a nation in North America, the capital city of which is San Jose. The latest population of Costa Rica is 5,094,129. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Costa Rica, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

THE COUNTRY
According to the 1949 Constitution, Costa Rica is a unitary republic of a presidential type. The President of the Republic, elected by universal suffrage directed for 4 years, he is also head of the government and as such exercises executive power with the help of the ministers appointed by him. Legislative power rests with the unicameral National Assembly, whose members are also elected for 4 years. The legal system in use is based on the Spanish code; the country recognizes the emanations of the International Court. The administration of justice provides, at the highest degree, the Supreme Court; there are also Courts of Appeal and minor courts. The defense of the state, after the dissolution of the regular forces in 1949, is entrusted to a civil guard; a Border Guard and a Coast Guard are also active. Education is widespread throughout Costa Rica: the country is, in fact, among the states of Latin America, the one with one of the lowest illiteracy rates (4.1% in 2007). Teaching is free and compulsory up to 15 years; the primary school lasts 6 years, while the secondary school, which lasts 5 years, is divided into a three-year basic course (which is part of compulsory education) and two-year specialized courses. Higher education is given in the various universities of the country. Among the locations: San José, San Ramón de Alajuela, Heredia. higher education is given in the different universities of the country. Among the locations: San José, San Ramón de Alajuela, Heredia. higher education is given in the different universities of the country. Among the locations: San José, San Ramón de Alajuela, Heredia.

Cocos Islands National Park (World Heritage)

The approximately 24 km² coconut island is the only East Pacific island that is covered with tropical rainforest. Steep rock faces, waterfalls and jungle alternate on the island, which made history as the legendary “Treasure Island” of Robert Louis Stevenson ‘s novel of the same name. The island, located 532 km from the mainland, belongs… Read More »

Guanacaste Protected Area (World Heritage)

The world heritage includes three national parks and several smaller protected zones in Central American Costa Rica. It stretches from the Pacific coast over the around 2,000 m high mountains in the interior to the lowlands in the Caribbean. The natural landscapes include coastal waters, islands, sandy beaches and rocky coasts as well as mountain… Read More »