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  MSN Encarta - Printer-friendly - Costa Rica
Costa Rica's only natural lake of any significant size is Lake Arenal, which is located on the eastern side of the Cordillera de Guanacaste.
The climate of Costa Rica ranges from tropical on the coastal plains to temperate in the interior highlands.
Costa Rica was one of the first, and most active, countries to participate in debt-for-nature swaps, which cancel some national debt in exchange for the protection of a specified amount of land from environmental degradation.
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 Costa Rica - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The natives of pre-Colombian Costa Rica were skilled in the art stone carving; the artefacts were often used in trade between the native races of Central and South America, as well as objects of gold and other metals.
Following the rule of the caudillos (military leaders), the last of whom was Tomás Guardia 1870–82, Costa Rica embarked on a half-century of tranquillity and the consolidation of democracy.
Costa Rican voters chose a conservative economist, Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria of the Partido de Unidad Socialcristiana (PUSC; Social Christian Unity Party) as the country's new president in February 1998.
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 Profile of Costa Rica
Although Costa Rica is a relatively small country, it enjoys a privileged global position that allows it to have a variety of micro-climates that range from the cool climate of the mountains to the dry beaches of the Pacific and the tropical climate of the Atlantic.
Costa Rica's major economic resources are its fertile land and frequent rainfall, its well-educated population, and its location in the Central American isthmus, which provides easy access to North and South American markets and direct ocean access to the European and Asian Continents.
Costa Rica used to be known principally as a producer of bananas and coffee.
www.realtor.org /intlprof.nsf/All/CostaRica?OpenDocument   (2054 words)

 ABC Costa Rica - Info - Climate
Due to the fact that Costa Rica is located between 8 and 12 degrees north of the Equator, we do not suffer the drastic changes of temperatures between one seasonal period and another, that characterize the temperate and cold zones.
Because Costa Rica is located in the northern hemisphere, the dominant winds of its climate are the north easterly trade winds.
Costa Rica is far away from the preferential route of hurricanes, this is why we mainly get their indirect effects - to the Pacific Littoral.
www.abc-costa-rica.co.cr /EN/info/climate.html   (1190 words)

 Costa Rica: Investment Climate
Costa Rica law stipulates 12 years patent protection for inventions, except in the case of medicines and agricultural inputs, for which the period of protection is limited to one year.
Costa Rica was a signatory to the revised Central American Convention on Industrial Property on November 30, 1994.
Costa Rica is a signatory of the the 1886 Bern Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works, the Universal Copyright Convention (Geneva) of 1952, the 1961 Rome Convention for the protection of artists and performers of artistic works, and the 1971 Geneva Convention for the protection of phonograms against unauthorized reproduction.
www.nvmundo.com /costaricarealestate/investinfo/7-investmentclimate.htm   (6348 words)

 Costa Rica: Climate & Geography
Costa Rica is situated in the Northern hemisphere 10° north of the equator.
Costa Rica is a tiny country, approximately 51,000 sq km area in total, with a coastline of approximately 1,290km.
There are 3 main active volcanoes in Costa Rica, two of which are crater-type volcanoes and the other, Arenal, which is a spectacular, almost perfect cone-shaped volcano, located further away from the capital towards the north of the country.
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 Costa Rica Weather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Costa Rica is blessed with tremendous biodiversity and the lush radiance of its rich tropical settings.
Climate: The climate in Costa Rica varies depending upon elevation and location.
Mountainous regions are much cooler and the Central Plateau has a spring-like climate year-round, with little variation in temperature from month to month (the average daily temperature is 75 F or 25 C).
www.crtinfo.com /info/costa_rica_biodiversity.htm   (107 words)

 Costa Rica General Information - Climate / Legal System / Transportation
Costa Rica's microclimates vary from the barren cold volcanic tundra to the exotic cloud forest, from the deep dense jungle of Talamanca to the tropical dry forests of Guanacaste, from quiet gold-hued beaches where the Baulas Tortoises build their nests to the winding Tortuguero Canals where the crocodile is king.
Costa Rica is a civil law country which means that the organization of the legal system is derived from the French Napoleonic Code as opposed to English common law.
The standard in Costa Rica is the same as in the United States: 110 volts AC (60 cycles).
www.infocostarica.com /general/general_info.html   (1516 words)

 General Information about Costa Rica
Costa Rica is part of the Pacific "Rim of Fire" and has seven of the isthmus's 42 active volcanoes plus dozens of dormant or extinct cones.
Costa Rica's only major archaeological site is at Guayabo, 30 miles east of San Jos‚, where an ancient city, dating back to 1000 B.C. and though to have contained 10,000 people at its peak, is currently being excavated.
The question of whether Costa Rica should join newly independent Mexico or join a new confederation of Central American states resulted in a bitter quarrel between the leaders of San Jose and their counterparts in Cartago and Heredia.
www.centralamerica.com /cr/info   (1625 words)

 Costa Rica, Climate
When talk turns to Costa Rica's climate, hyperbole flows as thick and as fast as the waterfalls which cascade in ribbons of quicksilver down through the forest-clad mountains.
English 19th-century novelist Anthony Trollope was among the first to wax lyrical: "No climate can, I imagine, be more favorable to fertility and to man's comfort at the same time than that of the interior of Costa Rica." Merlin the wizard couldn't have conjured the elements into a more blissful climate.
Rain is a fact of life in Costa Rica.
www.photo.net /cr/moon/climate   (775 words)

 Costa Rica: Geological History and Climate
Climate: Costa Rica's weather is influenced by many factors, as is weather everywhere, although perhaps two of the most important factors are the fairly even amount of solar radiation received throughout the year and the prevailing northeasterly winds, known as the trade winds.
The southern half of the Pacific slope is not normally as strongly influenced by these effects owing to the fact that the height of the Talamanca mountain range blocks the drying winds to some degree, which allows moisture to be brought in from the Pacific Ocean, causing occasional showers even in the dry season.
As the trade wind belt moves northward in response to global climatic conditions (principally, the angle of the sun and area of greatest surface heating), Costa Rica enters its rainy season as moist air flows in from both oceans and convection currents cause showers to occur.
www.angelfire.com /bc/gonebirding/geoclime.html   (924 words)

 A2Z Languages - Costa Rica - Country Guide - Climate
When talk turns to Costa Rica's climate, hyperbole flows as thick and as fast as the waterfalls that cascade in ribbons of quicksilver down through the forest clad mountains.
Costa Rica promotes it as the green season and it is generally speaking a splendid time to travel.
Mean temperatures average 82 F (27 C) one the coasts and lowlands, and in the central highlands the average temperatures average 74 F (23 C).
www.a2zlanguages.com /Costarica/costarica_climate.htm   (387 words)

 costa rica weather climate
Costa Rica is unequivocally a tropical country, situated between 8° and 11° North latitude, fairly close to the equator.
Locally, the seasons were named by the early Spanish colonizers, who compared them to their own Mediterranean climate, calling the dry months "verano" or summer, and the rainy, grey and gloomy months "invierno" or winter.
Costa Rica may hold the world record for the amount of rainy days at one site.
www.worldheadquarters.com /cr/climate   (878 words)

 An Introduction Costa Rica
Although Costa Rica is best known as an invaluable refuge for nature, this small nation is also a haven of peace.
Costa Rica is the penultimate link in a chain of small nations that together comprise the isthmus of Central America.
Costa Rica's climate is renowned as an atmospheric treat.
www.geographia.com /costa-rica   (387 words)

 Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Thus, this area, together with the eastern slopes of the Talamanca Cordillera, was one of the last strongholds of indigenous culture in Costa Rica.
The heat and high rainfall of the southern Pacific lowlands made for an ideal banana-growing climate (again, as in the Caribbean, at the expense of vast areas of tropical rain forest), and so it was that between 1936 and 1955 this area experienced an unprecedented wave of human impact.
The misty season (mid-November through February) is actually the first half of the dry season and is characterized by wind-driven clouds that bathe the forest, and frequently the community, in mists as they are blown across the ridgetop from the Atlantic side of the country.
www.angelfire.com /bc/gonebirding/puntarenas.html   (2094 words)

 Costa Rica Information - Travel Info, Tourist Information, San Jose, Tourism in Costa Rica, Parks, Beaches, Climate, ...
Costa Rica is a safe destination for 99% of its tourists, but it’s always a good idea to exercise caution whenever one travels.
Costa Rica is often compared to Switzerland and Hawaii because of its mountains and forests.
This large variety of climates is responsible for an incredible array of plants and animals -9,000 species of flowering plants, 1,200 of orchids, 850 of birds, 205 of mammals, and 376 of reptiles and amphibians.
www.1costaricalink.com /eng/web/aboutcr-eng.htm   (3032 words)

 Costa Rica, Life; Area, Geography, and Climate bulletin board
Area, Geography, and Climate Last Updated: 12/31/1999 6:00 PM At 19,730 square miles, about four-fifths the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica is, with the exception of El Salvador and Belize, the smallest country in Central America.
Southern Costa Rica is the wettest part of Costa Rica with some 10 percent of the population.
Costa Rica’s economy traditionally has had an agricultural base, with the chief exports being bananas, coffee, sugar, and beef.
board.costaricainternational.com /Life/Area_Geography_and_Climate   (1371 words)

 Costa Rica
Costa Rica has a generally open international trade and investment regime, with the exception of a few sectors that are reserved for state companies.
Costa Rica is also a member of the World Bank Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which provides a forum for international arbitration in investment disputes, as well as investment guarantees.
Costa Rica has not joined the United Nations Protocol for the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes between Countries or the New York Convention of 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
www.state.gov /e/eb/ifd/2005/42003.htm   (4537 words)

 Costa Rica's climate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Despite its tiny size, Costa Rica has an amazingly diverse series of climate zones, each of which has an impact on the regions' wildlife and humanlife.
Costa Rica is completely located between 8° and 12° north of the equator, so its climate zones aren't caused by latitudinal variations.
Due to Costa Rica's proximity to the equator, temperatures don't vary much from month to month.
www.interlog.com /~rainfrst/climate.html   (453 words)

 Costa Rica - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is bound by the Pacific Ocean to the southwest and west, Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast and Panama to the southeast.
Costa Rica has four volcanoes, of which two are active.
Also during 1992 Costa Rica protested at the EU's proposal to protect exports from former colonies claiming it was contrary to the rules of GATT with initial negotiations in Sept. 1992 failing.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/costa.htm   (1292 words)

 Travel to Costa Rica - Technical travel information
Neighbours: Costa Rica is bordered by the Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the south and west.
Costa Rica's land is protected by one of the most ambitious conservation programs in Central America: 13.7 percent (1997) of the country's total area is protected in parks and other reserves, compared with 7.4 percent (1997) in Nicaragua and 9.9 percent (1997) in Honduras.
Costa Rica is party to international treaties concerning biodiversity, climate change, endangered species, hazardous wastes, marine dumping, and wetlands.
www.amerikaventure.com /fiches_info/Costarica.html   (2167 words)

 Information Costa Rica, Climate, Banks
Your visit to Costa Rica will take you to a warm, humid tropical climate, where temperatures remain fairly stable year round.
This said, Costa Rica's location, the nation's location and topography also create differences in the timing and intensity of Costa Rica's two seasons, "Summer" and "Winter." In general, the summertime, or dry season, runs from December to April, while winter, Costa Rica's rainy or so-called green season, extends from May to November.
Costa Rica's national currency is the colón, which fluctuates against the U.S. dollar.
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 Climate, Seasonal and Weather Information for Costa Rica / WindStar Real Estate Costa Rica
The nation's climate is classically divided into two major seasons: rainy and dry.
Climate is, of course, a complex phenomenon, and there are many aspects of the weather in Costa Rica that are worth examining in more detail, such as the influences of wind, rain, and topography.
In a discussion of the climate in Costa Rica one cannot omit El Niño, "The Child".
www.windstarrealestate.com /climate.html   (1655 words)

 climate costa rica, costa rica's location, seasons costa rica, weather costa rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Costa Rica lies in the tropic between eight and eleven degrees north of the equator, about the same latitude as the southern tip of India.
Because it is a small country without much latitude variation, one might expect the climate to be relatively uniform.
Climate can vary over short distances because of the rugged mountain chains that affect such factors as wind, rain, and temperature.
www.turexcostarica.com /unforgettablecr/climate.html   (222 words)

 Costa Rica Climate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Costa Rica has many distinctive micro-climates from one small region to the next, creating impressive geology and bio diversity.
Lows average a mild 15 C year round whilst highs are a pleasant 26 C. The coasts are much hotter with the Caribbean averaging 21 C at night and over 30 C during the day; the Pacific is 2 C or 3 C warmer.
People accustomed to a more temperate climate can find the high heat and humidity of the coastal areas oppressive- but most adjust to the conditions after a few days.
www.calypsotours.com /costarica/climate.htm   (295 words)

 Climate (from Costa Rica) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Extending from northwest to southeast, Costa Rica is bounded on the north by Nicaragua, along its 630-mile (1,015-kilometre) southwestern coastline by the Pacific Ocean, on the southeast by Panama, and along its 185-mile northeastern coastline by the Caribbean Sea.
The study of climate is known as climatology.
In central Costa Rica is a basin area known as the Meseta Central.
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 Costa Rica
Costa Rica, republic in southern Central America, bounded on the north by Nicaragua, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, on the southeast by Panama, and on the southwest and west by the Pacific Ocean.
Most of Costa Rica is rugged highlands, about 915 to 1830 m (about 3000 to 6000 ft) above sea level.
The principal stream of Costa Rica is the San Juan River, which forms part of the country's boundary with Nicaragua to the north.
www.sacayonda.info /country/cr.html   (325 words)

 Costa Rica - Climate: It's Always Fair Weather
Costa Rica lies between eight and eleven degrees north of equator — suggesting, you might think, that the weather will be pretty much the same-old-same-old all year round.
Season Number One is the rainy season that drizzles along from May to the middle of November, bringing sunny, summery mornings, splashed by bouts of warm afternoon rain.
Be aware, if you choose to visit Costa Rica during the high season, schedule everything well in advance (and it wouldn't hurt to make a deposit (by credit card) for your reservations.
www.costarica.com /Home/Travel/Things_to_Know/Good_Things/Climate:_It's_Always_Fair_Weather   (367 words)

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