flag Costa Rica Costa Rica: Introducció

Capital: San Jose


Total Population: 5,180,829
Natural Increase: 0.5%
Density: 101 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 82.0%
Ethnic Origins: Population of European, North American and Mestizo origin nearly 84%, mulattoes about 7%, indigenous populations a little over 2%, of African origin about 1% and finally other ethnic groups (including Asians, notably Chinese) represent 6% of the total population. (National Institute of Statistics and Census)
Official Language: Spanish
Other Languages Spoken: Creole English
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, Protestant 0.7%, Others 8%.
Literacy Rate: 94.9%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC)

Country Overview

Area: 51,100 km²
Type of State: Presidential republic
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Second strongest per capita GDP in Central America; importance of ecotourism in the economy.
HDI*: 0.766/1
HDI (World Rank): 69/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Costa Rica, dial 00
To call Costa Rica, dial +506
Internet Suffix: .cr
Computers: 23.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 21.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 47.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99.5% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 17,57314,94220,72822,68524,039
Exports of Goods (million USD) 11,86412,31915,49416,59719,025
Imports of Services (million USD) 4,6143,4344,2695,5136,115
Exports of Services (million USD) 10,9067,9298,78312,14214,636

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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