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EDM code : Etudiants Du Monde / Students of the World.
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Costa Rica - Physical geography

Area : 51 100 Km2
Water : 0.86 %
Lands under cultivation : 11 %
Wild pasture lands : 46 %
Forests : 39 %

Min. Height : 0 m (Pacific Ocean)
Max. Height : 3820 m (Chirripo Grande)


Costa Rica - Climate
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Temperatures °C (degrees Celsius) in San Jose
Rainfall (mm) in San Jose
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Costa Rica - People
Nationality : Costa Rican
Main language(s) : Spanish, Pidgin

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Population (2005) : 4 330 000 people
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Density : 85 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 2 children / woman
Life expectancy : 79 years
Urban population : 61 %

Main cities :
1 360 000 people San Jose (aggl.)
340 000 people San Jose (capital)
717 000 people Alajuela
433 000 people Cartago
358 000 people Puntarenas
355 000 people Heredia
340 000 people Limon


Costa Rica - Economy
Currency : Colon (CRC) = 100 Centimos
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 538 Colon (CRC)

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 16.9 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 3903 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 19.87 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 4589 dollars


Costa Rica - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION = individual/year (world rank 1997) :
- Sugar = 65 Kg (2)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2003) :
- Coffee (3)
- Bananas (8)
- Oranges (21)
- Sugar cane
- Wood
- Flowers
- Pineapples
- Oxen
SERVICES :
- Green-tourism


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