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Country Costa rica



Costa rica

Republic of Central America, S of Nicaragua with its capital at San Jose. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus, who named it for the gold he found along its coast. Conquered by the Spanish in 1563, it was part of the captaincy general of Guatemala until independence from Spain in 1821. The country became part of the Mexican Empire of Augustin de Iturbide and subsequently a member of the Central American Confederation from 1823 to 1838. It became a sovereign republic in 1838. A bloodless coup in favor of Federico Tinoco in 1917 caused friction with the United States, and Tinoco was deposed in 1919. In December 1941 Costa Rica entered the war against the Axis. Civil war broke out briefly in 1948 following a disputed election result. A new constitution was adopted in 1949, and the country since then has been democratically governed. In 2004, the country’s reputation for good government was shaken by allegations of corruption by a number of its former presidents. Costa Rica continues to be one of the most stable and prosperous nations in Latin America, having no armed forces, and is known worldwide for pioneering the development of ecotourism.

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Costa rica: Top Cities

San Jose 335,007 Provincia de San Jose -84.08 x 9.93 America/Costa_Rica
Puerto Limon 63,081 Provincia de Limon -83.03 x 10.00 America/Costa_Rica
San Francisco 55,923 Provincia de Heredia -84.13 x 9.99 America/Costa_Rica
Alajuela 47,494 Provincia de Alajuela -84.22 x 10.02 America/Costa_Rica
Liberia 45,380 Provincia de Guanacaste -85.44 x 10.64 America/Costa_Rica
Paraiso 39,702 Provincia de Cartago -83.87 x 9.84 America/Costa_Rica
Puntarenas 35,650 Provincia de Puntarenas -84.84 x 9.98 America/Costa_Rica
San Isidro 34,877 Provincia de San Jose -83.70 x 9.37 America/Costa_Rica
Curridabat 34,586 Provincia de San Jose -84.03 x 9.91 America/Costa_Rica
San Vicente 34,447 Provincia de San Jose -84.05 x 9.96 America/Costa_Rica
San Vicente de Moravia 34,447 Provincia de San Jose -84.05 x 9.96 America/Costa_Rica
San Jose 31,430 Provincia de Alajuela -85.14 x 10.95 America/Costa_Rica
Purral 30,034 Provincia de San Jose -84.03 x 9.96 America/Costa_Rica
Turrialba 28,955 Provincia de Cartago -83.68 x 9.90 America/Costa_Rica
San Miguel 28,827 Provincia de San Jose -84.06 x 9.87 America/Costa_Rica
San Pedro 27,477 Provincia de San Jose -84.05 x 9.93 America/Costa_Rica
San Rafael Abajo 27,419 Provincia de San Jose -84.29 x 9.83 America/Costa_Rica
Quesada 27,310 Provincia de Alajuela -84.43 x 10.32 America/Costa_Rica
Ipis 26,669 Provincia de San Jose -84.01 x 9.97 America/Costa_Rica
Cartago 26,594 Provincia de Cartago -83.92 x 9.87 America/Costa_Rica
Chacarita 26,354 Provincia de Puntarenas -84.77 x 9.98 America/Costa_Rica
San Juan 26,047 Provincia de San Jose -84.08 x 9.96 America/Costa_Rica
Mercedes 26,007 Provincia de Heredia -84.13 x 10.01 America/Costa_Rica
Guadalupe 26,005 Provincia de San Jose -84.05 x 9.95 America/Costa_Rica
Aserri 25,874 Provincia de San Jose -84.09 x 9.86 America/Costa_Rica
San Rafael 25,410 Provincia de San Jose -84.14 x 9.93 America/Costa_Rica
San Felipe 24,985 Provincia de San Jose -84.11 x 9.90 America/Costa_Rica
Patarra 23,983 Provincia de San Jose -84.04 x 9.88 America/Costa_Rica
Tejar 22,433 Provincia de San Jose -84.23 x 9.75 America/Costa_Rica
Heredia 21,947 Provincia de Heredia -84.12 x 10.00 America/Costa_Rica