Costa Rica

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  • Republic of Costa Rica

  • President: Luis Guillermo Solís (2014)

  • Land area: 19,560 sq mi (50,660 sq km); total area: 19,730 sq mi (51,100 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 4,755,234 (growth rate: 1.24%); birth rate: 16.08/1000; infant mortality rate: 8.7/1000; life expectancy: 78.23

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): San José, 1.515 million

  • Monetary unit: Colón

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