Costa Rica Country Facts

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Formal Name Republic of Costa Rica (República de Costa Rica)
Capital San José
Main Cities Puntarenas, Limón, Liberia
Official Language Spanish
Currency Colón (CRC)
Dialing Code +506
Emergency numbers 911/112
Time Zone UTC/GMT -6
Daylight Savings Time Costa Rica does not observe DST
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 120 volts; frequency of 60 hertz. Plug type A, B
Government Democratic republic
Population 4,755,234 (July 2014 est.)
Climate Tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands
Land Surface 51,060 sq Km
Coastline 1,290 Km
Costa Rican flag Costa Rican flag

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