National Symbols of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country in North America. It shares borders with the following countries: Nicaragua, Panama, . The capital of Costa Rica is San José.

The official language is Spanish and the Costa Rican colón is the currency of the Costa Rica. The domain is .cr and the country code is +506.

National day is celebrated on 15 Sep 1821. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Costa Rica is no exception.

In Costa Rica, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Costa Rican people. Guaro is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Costa Rica. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Aquileo J. Echeverría, Carmen Lyra represent a national Costa Rican symbol.

The country was founded by José María Castro Madriz. The current president of Costa Rica is Carlos Alvarado Quesada and is the Prime Minister.

In Costa Rica the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

The Costa Rican national anthem was written by José María Zeledón Brenes and composed by Manuel María Gutiérrez.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Costa Rica
Alternative name(s) República de Costa Rica (official, Spanish)
Regional location Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama
Country name etymology "Rich Coast" in Spanish.
Climate Tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands
Terrain Coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes
Population 5,094,118
National Day 15 Sep 1821
Language(s) Spanish
Religion Christianity
Country code +506
Literacy rate 97.4%
Currency Costa Rican colón
Capital city San José
Domain(TLD) .cr
Ethnicity White/Castizo or Mestizo, Mulatto, Amerindian
Head of government President
Nationality Costa Rican
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 51,100 km2 (19,700 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−6 (CST)
Average elevation 746 m (2,448 ft)
Coastline 1,290 Km
Mains electricity 120 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Costa Rica

Flag map of Costa Rica

Motto of Costa Rica

No official motto

National animal of Costa Rica

The National animal of Costa Rica is Sloth

National Animal of Costa Rica - Sloth

National flower of Costa Rica

The National flower of Costa Rica is Guaria Morada. Botanical name is Purple Orchid.

National flower of Costa Rica - Guaria Morada

National bird of Costa Rica

The National bird of Costa Rica is Clay-colored thrush

National bird of Costa Rica - Clay-colored thrush

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Costa Rican Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

As there is Easter, so there are meager times.

The most beautiful laughter comes from the mouth of a mourner.

Còcciula made by three is neither a failure nor a success.

A mind can make a heaven out of hell, or a hell out of heaven.

The last to breathe is the first to drown.

Words have no bones, but can break bones.

At the end of many disasters, there’s always an Italian.

The doctor comes to the house where the sun can’t reach.

Even the king saves his money.

By firelight, an old rag looks like sturdy hemp fabric.

You’re correct, but the goat is mine.

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