Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama.

Population (2014 est) – 4,755,234
Area – 31,750mi
Capital – San Jose

Ethnic Background

  • White or Mestizo – 84%
  • Mulatto – 7%
  • Black – 1%
  • Indigenous – 2%
  • Other or unspecified – 6%

Exports - bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar; beef; seafood; electronic components, medical equipment
Imports - raw materials, consumer goods, capital equipment, petroleum, construction materials

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 76 years, F 81 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 8.7 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 3.7%

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