Costa Rica is a small country in Central America. It is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the east and south. Costa Rica has a coastline facing the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and with the Caribbean Sea to the east.
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Costa Rica is a constitutional democracy headed by a president. It declared independence from Spain on 15 September, 1821, after which it was part of the First Mexican Empire until 21 March, 1847, when it became part of the United Provinces of Central America. Costa Rica was recognized by Spain as an independent nation on 10 May, 1850.
Covering 51,100 sq km (19,653 sq mi), Costa Rica today has a population of around 4.3 million people (2011 estimate). Over three quarters of the population is Roman Catholic. The official language spoken here is Spanish, although Mekatelyu, a creole form of English, is also spoken around Puerto Limon.
The official currency here is the Costa Rican colón (CRC). In 2009, Costa Rica had a nominal GDP of $29.3 billion, and a per capita nominal GDP of $6,345. It had a per capita GDP at purchasing power parity of $10,579.
Costa Rica is in the Central Standard Time Zone, which is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). Traffic in Costa Rica drives on the right. The phone IDD code is +506.
Costa Rica experiences a tropical climate with temperatures that are quite uniform throughout the year, with differences due more to elevation. There are two pronounced wet seasons, once in July and another in December.