About Costa Rica
Costa Rica is located in Central America and has a total area of 51,100 km²; adjacent to the north of Nicaragua, southeast of Panama, east of the Caribbean Sea and west of the Pacific Ocean; this excellent location has an intense range of biodiversity, majestic volcanoes, forests, rivers and hundreds of beaches along the coast. With more than 25% of the national territory containing natural reserves (0.1% of the total area of land) Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world?s biodiversity. Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces: San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Puntarenas, Guanacaste and Limon, and each province is divided into counties and districts. Its marine territory is The Cocos Island. The Costa Rican capital is San Jose, the official language is Spanish, but much of the population speaks English as a second language, the official religion is Catholicism, tourism is the main industry of Costa Rica, and the currency is the Colón. The consolidated democracy and abolition of the army in 1948 make this country one of the most visited international destinations.
Costa Rica is at the top of the safest countries list with a high human development in Central America and Latin America. Besides being the most democratic country in Latin America, our long tradition of peace, democracy and education has helped the country to reach a great level of admirable life. In 2012 Costa Rica became the first country in the Americas to ban sport hunting, a law of popular initiative. In 2014, access to water was declared a human right and in 2015 he constitutionally proclaimed a multiethnic and multicultural republic. It is also important to mention that a project the Government of Costa Rica is doing will result in the Costa Rica becoming the world?s first carbon neutral country by 2021.
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