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Interesting Facts about Costa Rica

Costa Rica Interesting Facts

Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about Costa Rica:

  • The flag of Costa Rica was officially adopted on September 29, 1848, the coat of arms of the Republic was developed in 1848.
  • More than 200 volcanic formations in Costa Rica that are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire are over 65 million years old.
  • The average life expectancy in Costa Rica is 80 years.
  • Millions of turtles that nest there are protected by the Ostional Reserve. It came into being in 1984.
  • Costa Rica used to be called "the rich coast." Because the natives had many jewels and gold around their necks and shoulders.
  • Costa Rica's energy is primarily derived from renewable sources.
  • In the nineteenth century, Chinese people believed Costa Rica was called Puntarenas.
  • In fact, Costa Ricans are not called Costa Ricans, the correct name is "ticos".
  • In 2017 National Geographic Magazine voted Costa Rica as the world’s happiest country.
  • One of the highest literacy rates in Latin America is found in Costa Rica.
  • Costa Rica is in the blue zone because it is one of the few places in the world where people can live to be 100 years old.
  • In Costa Rica, there is a beach shaped like a whale's tail, and this beach is called "Bahia Ballena".
  • In Costa Rica you can see both a Caribbean sunrise and a Pacific sunset on the same day.
  • In Costa Rica, there are more than 800 species of birds.
  • Fewer than 1% of Costa Ricans are descended from indigenous people. 94% of people identify as European or Mestizo.
  • San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limon are the seven provinces of Costa Rica.
  • After bats, monkeys are among the most common mammals in Costa Rica. The Howler, Spider, White-Faced, and Squirrel are the four most prevalent species.
  • The Costa Rican government is democratic, there are no standing armies, and elections for the presidency are held every four years.
  • The highest mountain in Costa Rica is Cerro Chirripo and it stands at 3,810 meters above sea level.
  • The Calypso King of Costa Rica still resides in Cahuita.
  • Costa Rica is a country located in Central America, and it shares borders with Nicaragua and Panama.

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