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Population: (2011): 4,576,562 souls.
National Territory: Area: 51,100 sq. km (19,730 sq. mi.) about the size of West Virginia. Cities: Capital--San Jose, greater metropolitan area population. 2.1
  million, the greater metropolitan area includes the cities of Alajuela, Cartago, and Heredia). Other major cities outside the San Jose capital area--Puntarenas, Limon, and Liberia.
Cities: Costa Rica's climate is renowned as an atmospheric treat. Mild subtropical conditions prevail year-round, and discomforting temperature
  extremes and prolonged periods of grey are practically non-existent.
Climate: Temperature varies mainly according to elevation, the higher the cooler. The brunt of the rainy season lasts from May through November,
 

while a brief dry spell pays a visit from February to April. Costa Rica's rain falls mainly on the Caribbean coast, giving the Pacific a much more arid climate.

Official Language: The official language is Spanish.  On the Caribbean Coast, a small minority of Jamaican descendants speak a local dialect of Creole-influenced
  English.  Even in rural areas most Costa Ricans can understand and speak a fair amount of Standard English.
Money: The Colon (¢1.00) is the national currency of Costa Rica(named after Christopher Columbus). The exchange rate against the US dollar can
  vary day by day, which is why we suggest exchanging money at the National Banking System.
Oficial Religion: The official religion is Catholic. Freedom of religious choice is respected.
Political System: Democracy.
Electricity:



110 volts.
National Parks: Costa Rica has the largest percentage of protected areas in the world – about 20% of Costa Rica's territory is constituted as National Park
  or Reserve.

National Symbols:















National Flag Facilitators Costa Rica National Flag
Flag used for civil acts.



Purple Orchid Facilitators Costa Rica The Purple Orchid
Guariantheskinneri
(Bateman, 1838). It was decreed as the national flower by Agreement number 24 on June 15, 1939.
National Emblem of Costa Rica Facilitators Costa Rica National Emblem of Costa Rica
Enacted since May 5, 1998.



Guanacaste Tree Facilitators Costa Rica Guanacaste Tree
Enterolobiumcyclocarpum.
It was declared as the national tree of Costa Rica, on August 31, 1959.
Typical Cart Facilitators Costa Rica Typical Cart
National Symbol of Labor. It was decreed as the National Symbol, on March 22, 1988.


Yiguirro Bird Facilitators Costa Rica Yigüirro
(Clay-Colored Robin National Bird) urdusgrayi.
It was decreed as the national bird on January 3, 1977.




Hawsbill Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtle / Tourtuga de Carey

Tortuguero (Caribbean) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Ostional (North Pacific) Jan
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Baulas (North Pacific) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Corcovado (South Pacific) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
 

Carey Turtle Facilitators Costa Rica LeatherBack Sea Turtle / Tourtuga Baula

Tortuguero (Caribbean) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Playa Naranjo (North Pacific) Jan
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Baulas (North Pacific) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
 

Green Sea Turtle Green Sea Turtle / Tourtuga Verde

Tortuguero (Caribbean) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
                           
                           
 

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle / Caguama

Tortuguero (Caribbean) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
                           
                           
 

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Olive Ridley Sea Turtle / Tourtuga Lora

Santa Rosa (North Pacific) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Playa Ostional (North Pacific) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
                           
 

Pacific Green Sea Turtle Pacific Green Sea Turtle / Tora

Playa Naranjo (North Pacific) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
                           
                           
 



Humpback Whale Humpback Whale / Ballena Jorobada

Central Pacific Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
South Pacific Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
                           
 

Orca Whale Pseudo Orca Whale / Ballena Orca

South Pacific Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
                           
                           
 

Pilot Whale Pilot Whale / Ballena Piloto

South Pacific Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
                           
                           
 

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