Costa Rica Social Studies

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Limon, Costa Rica - Photo by lyng883 - CC-BY

Population (2006) ............................................ 4,075,261
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$).......... 12.000
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 48.7
Unemployment.....................................................................5.2%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.9
Labor force (%) ....... 2.3
 

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Arenal Volcano - Photo by Ardyiii - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................19.730 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 50
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 77
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 12
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 5
Access to safe water (% of population) .................................. 100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................5

  Go to capital - San Jose City Profile - To Costa Rica History

Colleges and Universities - Costa Rica __ A list of schools with contact information. - From Christina DeMello - http://web.mit.edu/cdemello/www/cr.html

Costa Rica __ "Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army. It is also the only country in which both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be seen from the same point." You will find an encyclopedic entry with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica
 
Costa Rica __ You will find facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and more/ - From US State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2019.htm

Costa Rica: Economy and Government __ You will find a brief overview of each. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0857592.html

Costa Rica: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blcostarica.htm 
 
Costa Rica: History, Geography, Government, and Culture... __ Information about Costa Rica such as geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107430.html

 

costa rica map and map of costa rica information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Costa Rica, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/camerica/cr.htm

Costa Rica Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Costa Rica. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Costa_Rica/ 

Costa Rica Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information  __ You will find general information and more than 200 photo image galleries. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/costa_rica

Costa Rica Travel Guide __ You will find a good overview including transportation, sites and sights, getting around and much more. - illustrated - From wikitravel.org - http://wikitravel.org/en/Costa_Rica

Costa Rica Travel Information __ "Costa Rica is Central America's jewel. It's an oasis of calm among its turbulent neighbours and an ecotourism heaven, making it one of the best places to experience the tropics with minimal impact." This and much more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/central-america/costa-rica/
 
Costa Rica Video Clips  __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a few of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/costa-rica/

Doing Business in Costa Rica __ "This page provides a snapshot of each countryu0092s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=50

Economy of Costa Rica __ "The economy of Costa Rica heavily depends on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports. Poverty has been reduced over the past 15 years, and a social safety net put into place." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Costa Rica. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Costa_Rica 
 
Embassy of Costa Rica __ "Describes the workings of this mission, as well as contact information for their Embassy Divisions and the Costa Rican Consulates throughout the United States" - illustrated - From Embassy of Costa Rica - http://www.costarica-embassy.org/

Ethnologue report for Costa Rica __ Information about languages used in Costa Rica - From ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?

Flag of Costa Rica __ Information about the flag of Costa Rica and its history. - illustrated - From crwflags.com - http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/cr.html

History of Costa Rica __ "Costa Rica joined other Central American provinces in 1821 in a joint declaration of independence from Spain." An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Costa_Rica

Map of Costa Rica __ Interactive map. - illustrated - From centralamerica.com - http://centralamerica.com/cr/maps/mapcosta.htm
Maps_Of_Costa_Rica  __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Costa_Rica.html


 

 

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