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  Costa Rica ECONOMY
The economy of Costa Rica, like that of all other countries in Central America, was originally based on the production of tropical agricultural commodities for export.
There is some forestry in Costa Rica but very little mining, although steps have been taken to exploit bauxite, sulfur, and petroleum.
Costa Rica normally spends the whole of its export revenues from coffee on importing petroleum.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Americas/Costa-Rica-ECONOMY.html   (587 words)

 Costa Rica - MSN Encarta
Costa Rica, which means “rich coast” in Spanish, was named by Christopher Columbus and his explorers, who expected to find gold here.
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.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572479/Costa_Rica.html   (819 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.
Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10° North of the equator and 84° West of the Prime Meridian.
Costa Rica has no military or navy, but an abundance of wildlife; it has been said that the soldiers are the leaf cutter ants, the pilots are the macaws and the navy ships are the whales.
www.costaricatravelpoints.com /articles/costa-rica.htm   (1396 words)

 Costa Rica Holiday
Costa Rica as many know is famous for its coffee exports which some of the finest in the world and the economy for a long time relied on coffee exports and other exports (bananas, pineapples, sugar and hardwoods).
Costa Rica is a peaceful country with no military and is governed by a democratically elected government.
Costa Rica is the most stable country in the Central Americas and has the highest literacy rates in Central America (96%).
www.costaricaholiday.co.uk /FAQ/Government.htm   (259 words)

 Costa Rica, Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
And cacao, once vital to the 18th-century economy, is on the rise again as a major export crop; the trees, fruit hanging pendulously from their trunks, are everywhere, especially in large plantations around Limón and Upala and to a much lesser degree around Alajuela and increasingly around Golfito and the llanuras.
Costa Rica's banana industry, currently the country's number one earner of foreign currency, continues to expand to meet the demand of a growing international market.
Concern about whether Costa Rica is growing too fast and shifting from its eco-tourism focus toward mass-market tourism led, in 1993, to a threatened boycott of the country's annual travel trade show, Expotur, by environmentally responsible tour operators and threatens to be a contentious issue for years to come.
www.photo.net /cr/moon/economy   (3661 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   (1336 words)

Costa Rica is a beautiful Central American country bordered by Nicaraguan to the north and Panama to the south/southeast.
Parts of Costa Rica receive an average of 14 feet of rain per year and this lush country hosts a variety of flora and fauna.
The currency of Costa Rica is the colon, with just over 500 colones being approximately $1, and the exact rate of exchange varying a few cents depending on the day.
www.strongmissions.com /costarica.html   (651 words)

 MapZones.com : Costa Rica Economy
The economy of Costa Rica remains basically agricultural, although manufacturing industries have been expanding since the early 1960s.
Costa Rica is neither valuable, as its name "Valuable Coast" implies, nor as poor as many of its neighbours.
Costa Rica's basically stable economy depends on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports.
www.mapzones.com /world/central_america/costa_rica/economyindex.php   (279 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Costa Rica
Costa Rica, one of Latin America's oldest and most stable democracies, has been plagued by corruption scandals involving presidents and political appointees during the past year.
Costa Rica's trade policy score is 0.5 point better this year, and its fiscal burden of government score is 0.2 point better.
Costa Rica offers one of Central America's better investment climates, and foreign investors are treated the same as domestic investors.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=CostaRica   (1035 words)

 Costa Rica Facts and Culture | Free Costa Rica Tips and Travel Advice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Costa Rica, bordered by the Caribbean and Pacific oceans, is home to many interesting and even unusual facts.
Perhaps the most famous of these Costa Rica facts is that in 1998, Geovanny Escalante broke the world record for the longest played note for playing an 'A' note for over 90 minutes.
Costa Rica's economy is comprised of mostly of agriculture, tourism,, and electronics exports.
www.costaricabliss.com   (531 words)

 Twenty Years Without a Crisis in Costa Rica: The IMF's View, Speech by Agustín Carstens, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
I am delighted to be able to attend this interesting seminar on the economy of Costa Rica, a country which I was honored to represent on the IMF Executive Board during the period 1999-2000, and whose progress I have followed with keen interest since then.
In fact, Costa Rica actively worked for pacification, as evidenced most prominently by the Nobel Prize that was awarded to former president Oscar Arias for his work and success in advancing peace in the region.
Although the crawling peg has served Costa Rica well in the past, it is vulnerable in the face of external shocks, especially in light of the high level of financial dollarization.
www.imf.org /external/np/speeches/2004/071204.htm   (2219 words)

 Costa Rica: Economy - K12 Academics
Historically, Costa Rica's economy has been based on agriculture, including the production of coffee, bananas, pineapples, and ornamentals, but in recent times eco tourism, electronics, pharmaceuticals, financial outsourcing and software development have become the prime industries.
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.
The economy has been expanding for Costa Rica in part because the Government had implemented a seven year plan of expansion in the high tech industry.
www.k12academics.com /costa_rica_economy.htm   (372 words)

 Costa Rica - The School for Field Studies
Costa Rica supports more than 5% of the world's biodiversity and boasts 230 different protected areas (about 25% of the country).
Costa Rica has a long history of preservation and has developed an extensive national park system.
Costa Rica's economy has shifted from agriculture to ecotourism and technology exports.
www.fieldstudies.org /pages/993_costa_rica.cfm   (281 words)

 Costa Rica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Costa Rica (literally 'rich coast'), 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 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 the Americas".
Costa Rica is seat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and seat of the United Nations University of Peace and many other international organizations related to human rights and democracy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Costa_Rica   (2120 words)

 Costa Rica
Costa Rica was inhabited by an estimated 25,000 Indians when Columbus explored it in 1502.
Costa Rica achieved independence in 1821 but was absorbed for two years by Agustín de Iturbide in his Mexican empire.
The flag of Costa Rica consists of five horizontal stripes: A red stripe located in the center, between two white stripes, which are between two blue stripes.
www.questconnect.org /ca_costa_rica.htm   (518 words)

 Costa Rica Economy
Costa Rica has oil deposits off its Atlantic Coast, but President Pacheco decided not to develop the deposits for environmental reasons.
Costa Rica exports electricity to Nicaragua and has the potential to become a major electricity exporter if plans for new generating plants and a regional distribution grid are realized.
Costa Rica concluded negotiations with the U.S. to participate in the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-CAFTA) in January 2004.
www.traveldocs.com /cr/economy.htm   (896 words)

 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - North America - Costa Rica - Economy
After four years of slow economic growth, the Costa Rican economy grew at a healthy 5.6% in 2003, with growth estimates exceeding 4% for 2004.Compared with its Central American neighbors, Costa Rica has achieved a high standard of living, with a per capita income of about U.S. $4,200, and an unemployment rate of 6.7%.
Costa Rica has signed trade agreements with Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, and is negotiating trade agreements with Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Costa Rica is an active participant in the negotiation of the hemispheric Free Trade Area of the Americas as well as a member of the Cairns Group, which is pursuing global agricultural trade liberalization within the World Trade Organization.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/cs/Costa_Rica_economy_summary.htm   (890 words)

 The Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica - Economy
Costa Rica’s reputation as the “destination of the 90s“ has helped the economy.
In 1999, microchips exported by Intel continued to drive the Costa Rican economy and were responsible for about half of the country’s booming 8.3 percent growth (GDP) which gave rise to some of the decade’s best economic indicators.
President Clinton’s trip to Costa Rica in May of 1997 set the wheels in motion for a free-trade treaty with the Central American countries.
www.costaricabooks.com /book/economy.htm   (997 words)

 ChiCosta. Premier real estate opportunity in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a diplomatic, peaceful country with no standing military.
Healthcare in Costa Rica is excellent with several ultra-modern hospitals and English speaking doctors in the greater San José area.
Costa Rica’s agricultural-based economy is built around several key crops.
www.chicosta.com /experience_costarica/5.asp   (213 words)

 Costa Rica Real Estate Directory
Costa Rica is located 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.
Good agricultural soils in Costa Rica are concentrated in the Meseta Central and in the river valleys.
Costa Rica produced 5.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 1999; 81 percent of the power was generated in hydroelectric facilities.
www.real-estate-2000.com /costa_rica   (615 words)

 Economy Of Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/costa_rica_country_economy.shtml   (392 words)

 Costa Rica Economic Information, About Costa Rica Economy, Tourism, Farming, Electronics Industry, Info, Economy Facts
Costa Rica has a stable economy and a relatively high standard of living.
Costa Rica's major economic resources are its fertile land and frequent rainfall, its well-educated population, and its strategic 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.
One-fourth of Costa Rica's land is dedicated to national reserved forests, often adjoining picturesque beaches, which has made the country a popular destination for affluent retirees and ecotourists.
www.costaricantrails.com /cr/cr03.html   (225 words)

 Costa Rica - Costa Rica Today
By 1978, Costa Rica boasted impressive social data: life expectancy had reached 70 years, infant mortality was 20/1000, the literacy rate was 90%, the welfare system covered three quarters of salaried workers and unemployment was at a low 5%.
This illustrates the flexibility of the Costa Rican democracy, which allows the election of candidates that represent generations of rivalry, one after the other.
Costa Rica's economic and political stability point to the fact that the majority and not the minority, will benefit from these changes.
www.infocostarica.com /history/present.html   (714 words)

 Costa Rica's Daily News Magazine!
The economy goals set by the Central Bank for the year 2004 have found a positive echo among the business and industry sectors.
The domestic debt remains the largest threat to the health of the economy of Costa Rica, since it reached some $6.4 billion last year, a 13.4 percent increase in comparison to 2002.
Costa Rica and Mexico have advanced to the semifinals of regional Olympic qualifying in men's football Wednesday.
insidecostarica.com /dailynews/2004/february/06   (1612 words)

 Costa Rica Real Estate for Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For many decades, Costa Rica’s economy was based mostly on its agriculture and products like coffee, bananas and sugar were the top exports of the country.
The unit of currency in Costa Rica is the colón.
Costa Rica offers a high living standard, 96% of the population is covered by excellent health services.
www.costa-rica-real-estate-sales.com /costa_rica_economy.htm   (704 words)

 Economy Car Rental Costa Rica - Rent a Car
Throughout the years Economy Rent a Car in Costa Rica has proven to be a reliable rental company that is committed to the satisfaction of their customers.
Economy Rent a Car Costa Rica is a respected car rental company and is a familiar name for return visitors to Costa Rica who have used this service in the past.
Economy offers affordable rates on the best cars, and if you take advantage of their seasonal specials throughout the year, you can save even more.
www.vacationcity.com /costa-rica/car-rental/economy   (228 words)

 Costa Rica's Government and Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In addition to the above, a fourth branch of power is exercised during the electoral process.
In 1949, the Costa Rican Constitution abolished a standing army.
Economy: Economic development in Cost Rica is among the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
www.crtinfo.com /info/costa_rica_government.htm   (157 words)

 Economy, Costa Rica
Their influence fueled the electronics industry to become Costa Rica's top Dollar earner in 1998, bringing the country US$ 1.2 billion, of which about78% was attributed to Intel.
In 2001, with coffee dropping to a in value to a disastrous low of under $50 a sack, many coffee growers were forced to dump their produce and coffee exports were the lowest in many years.
Costa Rica coffee growers claim that they need to make $92 a sack to break even.
www.1-costaricalink.com /costa_rica_information/economy.htm   (968 words)

 Costa Rica Information, Nature, Coffee, People, Democracy, Food, Art, About Costa Rica Manners, Etiquette, Spanish ...
Costa Rica, a small country covering only 19,560 square miles, 0.03 percent of the Earth´s surface, contains an astonishing amount of plants and animal life, approximately 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity.
Costa Rica’s enormous diversity attracts hundreds of scientists from all over the world.
Costa Rica is habitat to approximately 150 species of amphibians, some of which are extremely colorful and exotic like red eye leaf frog, the spotted-thighed poison frog and the strawberry poison-arrow frogs.
www.costaricantrails.com /cr/cr.html   (383 words)

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