Welcome to Costa Rica

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Capital: San Jose
Large Cities: Alajuela, Cartago
Languages: Spanish
Religion: Christianity
Currency: Colon

Location: The Republic of Costa Rica (the Rich Coast) is a Central American state. It lies between Nicaragua and Panama.

For nearly three centuries Costa Rica formed part of the Spanish American dominion. In 1821 it became independent.

Agriculture & Economy: The country is mainly agriculture-based. Coffee is the most important product, accounting for about half the exports. Other crops include banana, sugar, cocoa, cotton, cattle are exported. In recent years there has been a shift towards high-tech exports like computer chips and services. Now Costa Rica is the largest exporter of Technology goods per capita in Latin America. After abolishing its army nearly half a century ago, the country has pumped large sums of money into education, creating a highly skilled workforce that reflects a population with a 95% literacy rate.

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, furniture, aluminium, textiles, tourism. People enjoy a relatively high standard of living. 93% have electricity. Silicon processors have brought prosperity to Costa Rica in recent years.

Mission in India:
Hon. Consulate General of Costa Rica
D-388, Defence Colony
New Delhi - 110 024.
Tel: +91 - 11 - 24625670
Fax: +91 - 11 - 23327231
Email: bradynd@de12.vsnl.net.in

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