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.