Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Partners Universidad Biblica Latino Americana Iglesia Evangelica Presbiteriana Costarricense (IEPC) (formerly Fraternidad de Iglesias Evang├⌐licas Costarricenses (FIEC)) Asociacion Centro Materno Infantil “Mi Tia” Departamento Ecumenico de Investigaciones (DEI) Iglesia Luterana Costarricense (ILCO)

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%