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 Costa Rica Resource Page - coasta rica
The Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Repъblica de Costa Rica, IPA: [re'puЯlika рe 'kosta 'rika]) is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica has avoided the violence that has plagued Central America; it is seen as an example of political stability in the region, and is referred to as the "Switzerland of Central America".
Costa Rica is a member of the International Criminal Court and rejected U.S. offers to set up a security training center in the country on the grounds that a country with no army could not harbor a center with possible military purposes.
www.globalcpr.com /Costa_Rica.html   (2252 words)

  
 805surf.com | Costa Rica: An Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The people of Costa Rica are known both as “Ticos” and “Costa Ricans.” Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion, although 15 percent of the population claims Protestant as their faith.
Costa Rica is unusually blessed by the diversity of its butterflies.
Costa Rica is home to roughly 150 species of amphibians, some of which are extremely colorful and exotic.
www.surf-dreams.com /CostaRicaOverview.html   (1473 words)

  
 Costa Rica
The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south-southeast.
Costa Rica also borders Nicaragua to the north (309km of border) and Panama to the south-southeast (639km of border).
In total, Costa Rica comprises 51,100 km,² of which 50,660 km² is land and 440 km² is water, making it slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia and about half the size of Ireland.
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 Meteoroloo.com :: Costa Rica - costa rica real estate
The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and by the adventure cycling in costa rica Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica is seen as an costa rica fishing charters example of political stability in the region, and sometimes refered to as the "Switzerland of Central America." Costa Rica has no army.
In addition, during this 19th costa rica fishing vacations century thousands of Chinese families came to the country to work on the construction of the railroad system connecting the urban populations of the Central Plateau to the port of Limon on the Caribbean.
www.meteoroloo.com /Met-countries-a-b/Costa-Rica.html   (1947 words)

  
 Costa Rica | The Fascinating Land of Costa Rica
The Cerro Chirripo is the highest point in Costa Rica, the highest volcano is the Irazu volcano and the lake is known as the Lake Arenal.
Costa Rica won her independence in the year 1821 from the massive empire of Spain.
Costa Rica is also the merging point of the South American native cultures and the Mesoamerican cultures.
www.incostaricaguide.com   (1302 words)

  
 What you need to Know about Costa Rica | Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a land of diversity and its flora fauna has added to the color and the beauty of this land.
Costa Rica lies between Panama and Nicaragua and it is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the North Pacific Ocean to the west.
Costa Rica is a member of the Organization of the American states and, the United Nations and many other such organizations that propagate democracy and humanitarian rights.
www.costaricadir.com   (2280 words)

  
 more info on costa rica - coasta rica - cost rica
Costa Rica is seen as an example of political stability in the region, and is sometimes referred to as the "Switzerland of the Americas".
Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish the army.
Costa Rica also borders Nicaragua to the north (309 km of border) and Panama to the south-southeast (639 km of border).
www.scipeeps.com /Chr-to-Cru/costa_rica.php   (2018 words)

  
 Demographics of Costa Rica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Demographics of Costa Rica, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.
Therefore, a vast majority of Costa Ricans are either of Spanish or to a lesser extent of mixed mestizo heritage.
An important and growing ethnic group in Costa Rica are Nicaraguans who represent 10% of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demographics_of_Costa_Rica   (516 words)

  
 Costa Rica, Conservation
In Costa Rica the remaining tropical forest is disappearing by at least 520 square kilometers a year, and less than 1.5 million hectares of primal forest remain (about 20% of its original habitat).
Costa Rica then paid off the National Parks Foundation with bonds in the local currency, with the agreement that the money would be used on conservation projects.
Besides providing Costa Ricans and foreign travelers with the privilege of admiring and studying the wonders of nature, the national parks and reserves protect the soil and watersheds and harbor an estimated 75% of all Costa Rica's species of flora and fauna, including species that have all but disappeared in neighboring countries.
www.photo.net /cr/moon/conservation.html   (3810 words)

  
 Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica, IPA: [re'puβlika ðe 'kosta 'rika]), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army.
Costa Rica's location in the Central American isthmus provides easy access to American markets as it has the same time zone as the central part of the United States and direct ocean access to Europe and Asia.
www.lookitup.co.za /c/o/s/Costa_Rica_e226.html   (2976 words)

  
 Costa Rica's Daily News Magazine!
Costa Rica spends 85.5% of the funds for the Social Security sector on pensions, equivalent to an amount near 231.9 billion colones (some US$537 million), that is to say 17.1% of the total spending of the Costa Rican government.
Nevertheless, 51% of the budget of the State of Costa Rica for the year 2004 is financed by debt.
Costa Rica is part of a bloc of Central American nations which kept full diplomatic relations with Taiwan rather than with mainland China, bucking an international trend toward full relations with Beijing.
insidecostarica.com /dailynews/2004/may/25   (2154 words)

  
 Costa Rica Travel information
Location: At 19,929 square miles, Costa Rica is slightly smaller in area than West Virginia, U.S. It borders Nicaragua on its north, Panama on the southeast, the Pacific Ocean on the west and southwest, and the Caribbean Sea on the northeast.
Costa Rica's beaches are hot and humid, except for the northwestern province of Guanacaste, which tends to be dry and breezy.
Bargaining is not a common practice in Costa Rica, even at the stands of street vendors However, you can ask for "la feria" which is an extra object as a gift for the many you have purchased.
www.angelfire.com /trek/travelinparadise/aboutcostarica.htm   (559 words)

  
 Costa Rica Real Estate and land for sale
We offer costa rica real estate and land for sale to both individuals as well as large corporations wishing to invest or develop or both.
The costa rica real estate that we offer to buyers can be either undeveloped land that you wish to build into a community to sell or own, or it can be homes that you wish to own.
Clearly, this example of how someone gained value in their costa rica real estate, shows that the market is soft for those looking to invest in costa rica land or homes.
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 Tiquicia's Blog: November 2005
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Thousands of supporters of a free trade pact for Central America marched through Costa Rica's capital on Thursday, an unusual event in a region better known for protests against the pact.
Thousands of Costa Ricans march towards the Legislative Assembly (Congress) to protest against the proposed free trade pact between Costa Rica and the United States in San Jose November 17,2005.
A school child holds the flags of Costa Rica and Mexico as he attends a welcoming ceremony for Mexico's President Vicente Fox at Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, November 2, 2005.
tiquicia-cr.blogspot.com /2005_11_01_tiquicia-cr_archive.html   (3066 words)

  
 Costa Rica Information - Costa Rica Travelpoints Vacations
The Republic of Costa Rica is a republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south-southeast.
Unlike some of its neighbors, Costa Rica has been an exemplar of stability, peace, and democratic governance.
Your Costa Rica specialist can arrange a Costa Rica vacation that includes your favorite activities, choice of destinations and style of accommodations.
www.costaricatravelpoints.com /articles/costa-rica.htm   (1396 words)

  
 Living, Retiring and Investing in Costa Rica - The Yanquis Are Coming
Instead, one of the biggest economic forces reshaping Central America in the coming years may be a demographic shift occurring right here in the Unites States spurred by the massive retirement of the baby boomer generation.
Costa Rica is experiencing a housing boom that rivals anything here in the U.S. and is driven in part by new boomer retirees.
The story described workers who no longer had to look for seasonal work six months out of the year as “illegals” in more developed Costa Rica because they were now employed as full-time laborers close to home building housing developments for a new wave of foreign investors.
www.liveincostarica.com /articles/retirement/yanquis_coming.htm   (1659 words)

  
 Costa Rica Deforestation Rates and Related Forestry Figures
Costa Rica is home to at least 12119 species of vascular plants, of which 7.8% are endemic.
Costa Rica's basically stable economy depends on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports.
Costa Rica is the only signatory to the US-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) that has not ratified it.
rainforests.mongabay.com /deforestation/2000/Costa_Rica.htm   (815 words)

  
 Costa Rica
Accurate estimates for the number of lawyers in Costa Rica and number of believers involved in the legal profession were unavailable at the time of publication.
The Costa Rican Christian Lawyers’ Network (Red de Abogados Cristianos de Costa Rica - RACCR) is based in the Capital city of San José de Costa Rica and was formed in September 2003, immediately following the Third Latin Conference that took place in Cartagena, Colombia.
Costa Rican colleagues are actively involved in training pastors in key legal matters that are relevant for the churches in the areas of taxes and accounting.
www.advocatesinternational.org /pages/global/latinAmerica/costaRica.php   (254 words)

  
 UW - Eau Claire | Center for International Education -Costa Rica Nursing
Given the demographics in our region and nationwide, graduating nurses are certain to provide care to a patient pool that grows more multicultural each year.
San José (population of 1 million) is the capital city of Costa Rica.
The city is located in a valley known throughout Costa Rica as the Valle Central (Central Valley).
www.uwec.edu /CIE/sac/program/CostaRicaNursinghtm.htm   (1136 words)

  
 Costa Rica's Government and Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Government: Costa Rica is a free, democratic and independent republic.
Elected in 2006, the current President of Costa Rica is Oscar Arias Sanchez.
In 1949, the Costa Rican Constitution abolished a standing army.
www.crtinfo.com /info/costa_rica_government.htm   (166 words)

  
 A.M. Costa Rica
Costa Rica has decided not to grant political asylum to Ariel Rosas Femenías, a Panamanian journalist and politician.
Costa Rican officials at the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto made no reference to the scandals in Panama when they announced their decision Tuesday.
Costa Rica is known far and wide for its rainforests, white sandy beaches and wonderful climate.
www.amcostarica.com /121504.htm   (2615 words)

  
 Top20CostaRica.com - Your Top20 Guide to Costa Rica!
The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and by the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica is seen as an example of political stability in the region, and sometimes refered to as the "Switzerland of Central America." Costa Rica has no army.
In fact ticos was a name given by the rest of Central Americans who used to hear them end many words with the -ico diminutive suffix, as in un momentico "in a short moment", or platico, which is a little dish (from plato).
top20costarica.com   (1843 words)

  
 Amigo Tico - Your Guide to Quepos, Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica
According to AACCLA, Association of American Chambers of Commerce, Latin America, Costa Rica's labor force was rated as the most productive and fast learning in Latin America.
According to the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) for 1999, Costa Rica has one of the highest ratings for quality of human resources among developing nations.
Costa Rican products enter the United States free of duties under the CBI.
www.puertoquepos.com /costa-rica/costa-rica-stats.html   (298 words)

  
 Insidecostarica.com - San José, Costa Rica!
A census carried out in Old Havana in 2001 identified housing as one of the most pressing social problems in the area, because more than 45 percent of the houses and apartments did not meet minimal conditions.
Just over half of the almost 67,000 people living in 21,005 housing units in the area are women, and 16.5 percent are 60 or older, in line with national demographics.
To help meet the needs of the elderly, the Office of the City Historian opened a geriatrics centre and is building special housing, with international support.
insidecostarica.com /special_reports/2004-11/new_old_havana.htm   (665 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Costa Rica Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Remarkably for the region, Costa Rica has stood as a bastion of stability and democracy since the minor civil war of the late 1940s that br...
Remarkably for the region, Costa Rica has stood as a bastion of stability and democracy since the minor civil war of the late 1940s that brought President José Figueres Ferrer to power.
In fact, Costa Rica has no military, only a domestic police force (albeit a heavily armed one).
www.ipedia.com /costa_rica.html   (181 words)

  
 Demographics | Costa Rica Topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The population of Costa Rica is of predominantly European descent, particularly Spanish.
A recent important ethnic group in Costa Rica are Nicaraguans who represent 10% of the population.
There is also a growing number of Colombian, Panamanian and Peruvian refugees who have adopted Costa Rica as their home.
www.costaricatopics.com /index.php?id=60   (276 words)

  
 Real Estate In Costa Rica
Relocating to Costa Rica means affordable real estate - If you can’t afford to buy a house in the U.S. or Canada, prices of decent homes in Costa Rica begin at around $50,000 with financing available for new homes if you become a resident.
We are the only realtor in Costa Rica who donates 10% of our commissions to the local community - to improve schools and support forest and animal conservation.
Costa Rica Tamarindo Real Estate - Costa Rica Tamarindo Real Estate - Our Real Estate office, established in costa rica tamarindo, offers the widest range of listings for sale and for rent: Condominiums, Vacation Homes, Raw Land, Commercial properties.
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 Consent Costa Law Rica
At this time, the United States has not fully implemented the Convention, and this moratorium is therefore in effect for the United States, prohibiting the adoption through government offices of Costa Rican children by U.S. citizens who do not reside in Costa Rica.
For the duration of this moratorium, the following information about adoption of Costa Rican children through Costa Rican government offices pertains to U.S. citizens who have legal residence in Costa Rica, or who hold both U.S. and Costa Rican citizenship.
Throughout this document, the acronym USCIS refers to the Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the acronym PANI refers to the Costa Rican child welfare authority, the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia.
www.estaterealty.com /consent-costa-law-rica.htm   (292 words)

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