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Education in Costa Rica

Education in Costa Rica

OFFICIAL NAME: Costa Rica

CAPITAL CITY: San Josť

POPULATION: 4,100,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)

AREA: 51,100 km²

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): Spanish, few Native American languages

RELIGION: Catholics 85%, Protestants approximately 14%, others less than 1%

COIN: colon

CURRENCY CODE: CRC

ENGLISH NAME: Costa Rica

INDEPENDENCE: 1838

POPULATION COMPOSITION: white 94%, black 3%, Indians 1%, Chinese 1%, others 1%

GDP PER residents: $ 4422 (2007)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 76 years, women 81 years (2007)

INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, HDI: 0.841

INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, POSITION: 48

INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .cr

Costa Rica, (spa. 'The Rich Coast'), republic of Central America, until 1821 Spanish colony. Measured by Central American ale, Costa Rica is affluent, few are illiterate, and the social system is well developed; the country has often been called "Switzerland of Central America". Economic development has taken place in strong dependence on the United States, and the "American dream" is pursued here to a much greater extent than in the other countries of the region.

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  • TopSchoolsintheUSA: Do you plan to take the TOEFL exam in Costa Rica? Visit the website to find TOEFL preparation and scoring information as well as iBT test dates and locations around this country.

Costa Rica's success story was under pressure in the 1990's due to falling prices for the country's traditional exports, coffee, bananas and meat. Since then, the economy has improved, but the country has had a trade deficit and relatively high inflation until 2005.

 
 
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