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  Geography of Costa Rica
Costa Rica, bordered by the Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, is located on the Central American isthmus.
Costa Rica is approximately 10 degrees north of the equator and 84 degrees west of the Prime Meridian.
Costa Rica is almost half the size of the state of Kentucky in the USA, two-thirds the size of Scotland, or three-quarters the size of Tasmania in Australia.
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  Costa Rica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
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 Geography of Costa Rica -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica also borders (A republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821) Nicaragua to the north (309km of border) and (A republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903) Panama to the south-southeast (639km of border).
This agency oversees over 160 protected areas in Costa Rica, of which 26 are (A tract of land declared by the national government to be public property) national parks.
Costa Rica's dry season is from December to April, while the rainy season is from May to November.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/geography_of_costa_rica.htm   (482 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 geography
Costa Rica's most daunting peaks are a part of the Talamanca Massif, a chain of mountains that dominate the southern half of the country.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica's bustling east coast port city, is a common destination for tourists, as are the villages of Cahuita and Puerto Viejo.
Costa Rica measures only 180 miles across at its widest point, but four mountain ranges segment this tropical isthmus and serve to design its exceptionally varied terrain and climate.
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 ISLS: Destination Costa Rica: Brief History of Costa Rica
Because of Costa Rica's central position, one would think that it would flourish as a part of a major trade center, but that was not the case.
Costa Rica is something like a bottleneck, with mountains that reach as high as 13,000 ft separating marshes, swamps, jungles and rain forests on either side.
Costa Rica is in a transitional period which will decide the course the country and people will take into the next century.
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 About Costa Rica - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica is basically a towering range of mountains, flanked on both sides with coastal plains.
Costa Rica was formed millions of years ago when the continents of North and South America met through the shifting of tectonic plates.
Costa Rica is often described as a "micro continent" because of the variety of geographic environments.
www.travel-to-costarica.com /costa_rica_geography.htm   (269 words)

  
 Country Information about Costa Rica - Travel Costa Rica, Geography, Climate, Population, History, Education, Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica is bordered to the north by Nicaragua and to the southeast by Panama.
Costa Rica is gifted to be in the inter-tropical zone, which jointly with it's mountainous systems provide a relatively stable environment, being the mayor changes from wet to dry.
Costa Rica is a democratic republic and it’s system of government is very similar to that of the United States of America.
www.travelcostarica.de /en/countryinfo.html   (1906 words)

  
 Costa Rica Holiday
Costa Rica's land mass is 51,100 square kilometers, making it about two thirds the size of Scotland and with a population of just over 4,000,000 there is lots of countryside.
The geography of the land is rather different than the UK with mostly mountain and volcanoes strewn throughout the center of the country which flatten out as you move to the coast.
Costa Rica is a tropical country that is pleasant all year around the average temperature throughout the country is around 25 degrees.
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 Costa Rica geography,Geography of Costa Rica,The geography of Costa Rica,Location of Costa Rica,Area of of Costa ...
Costa Rica's total irrigated land measures to around 1,200 sq km (1993 est.), of which 6 percent is for arable land, 5 percent is used by permanent crops, 46 percent is for permanent pastures and 31 percent is occupied by forests and woodland, besides 12% (1993 est.) occupancy for other activities.
Costa Rica's landscape is threatened by occasional earthquakes, hurricanes along Atlantic coast, frequent flooding of lowlands at onset of rainy season.
Also, Costa Rica is a signatory to various international Environmental agreements that aim at conserving biodiversity, protecting climate change, desertification, endangered species, environmental modification, hazardous wastes, law of the sea, marine dumping, nuclear test ban and ozone layer protection.
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 Exclusive Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica is about the size of the U.S. state of West Virginia and is located in Central America, between Nicaragua to the north, and Panama to the south.
Costa Rica is a militarily neutral company, having dissolved its army in 1949.
Education is highly regarded in Costa Rica; the literacy rate is 96.5% and 18.5% of residents pursue higher education.
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 Costa Rica geography.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Bordered by Nicaragua on the north and Panama on the south, Costa Rica is the second-smallest country in Central America, with an area of only 19,714 square miles (51,100 square kms).
Most of Costa Rica is rugged highlands with several mountain ranges extending nearly the entire length of the country.
Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Puntarenas, Guanacaste, Heredia, and Limón.
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 Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south-southeast.
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.
Costa Rica's location in the Central American isthmus provides easy access to American markets as it has the same time zone as central US and direct ocean access to Europe and Asia.
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 About Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
One very appealing part of Costa Rica for North American travelers is the relatively close proximity of the country and ease of access.
In 1821 Costa Rica was granted independence from Spain and became a nation unto itself.
The government of Costa Rica was founded on the ideals of a fair and just democracy in which health care and education receive the most attention while military spending is for the most part non-existent.
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 Costa Rica Country and Foreign Investment Regime
Costa Rica is located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Although Costa Rica's favorable taxation regime meant that it has for decades had all the characteristics of an offshore tax haven it was not until fairly recently that the Government became aware of the financial services potential and began to actively legislate and promote this sector of the economy.
Costa Rica is the only country that has not yet ratified the agreement, which has aroused vociferous protest from labour unions who fear job losses will ensue after the country is opened up to greater foreign competition.
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 Language Crossing - Geography of Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica is bordered to the north by Nicaragua, to the northeast by the Caribbean Sea, the southeast by Panama and the west and southwest by the Pacific Ocean.
The west coast of Costa Rica is dotted with world-famous surf spots and national parks.
Costa Rica's tropical forests have over 1400 tree species and provide a variety of habitats for the country's fauna including numerous types of monkeys, sloth, armadillos, jaguars and tapirs.
www.languagecrossing.com /destinations/costa_rica/geography_of_costa_rica   (427 words)

  
 Costa Rica, Central America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica is bordered on the North by Nicaragua and on the South by Panama.
Geography: Jagged mountains run through the heart of Costa Rica, extending almost continuously from the northwest to the southeast corners of the country.
Geographically, Costa Rica is blessed with tremendous diversity and the lush radiance of its rich tropical settings.
www.crtinfo.com /info/costa_rica_information.htm   (294 words)

  
 An Introduction Costa Rica
Costa Rica is the penultimate link in a chain of small nations that together comprise the isthmus of Central America.
Both coastlines of Costa Rica have an abundance of beaches, though the Pacific strands are generally both less developed and less spacious.
Costa Rica's climate is renowned as an atmospheric treat.
www.geographia.com /costa-rica   (387 words)

  
 Costa Rica: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Costa Rica was inhabited by an estimated 400,000 Indians when Columbus explored it in 1502.
Costa Rica: Economy and Government - Economy and Government Costa Rica is an agricultural country, although industry is being developed...
Ethnicity, religion and repression: the denial of African heritage in Costa Rica.
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 Costa Rica travel tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica is situated on the land bridge that joins North and South America, between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, giving it a privileged location.
Costa Rica is home to about 4 million people with 90% of the population being of European descent, mostly Spaniards.
Catholicism is the principal religion in Costa Rica.
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 Costa Rica -The Geography
Costa Rica is basically a towering range of mountains, flanked on both sides with coastal plains.
Costa Rica was formed millions of years ago when the continents of North and South America met through the shifting of tectonic plates.
Costa Rica is often described as a "micro continent" because of the variety of geographic environments.
www.gay-costarica.com /costa_rica_geography.htm   (266 words)

  
 UNIQ TRAVELING:: About Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica has four distinct cordilleras or mountain ranges -- Guanacaste and Tilaran in the north, Central and Talamanca in the south.
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 is a tropical country which contains several distinct climatic zones.
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 Complete Online Costa Rica Travel Guide - Geography and Costa Rica Tours
Bordered to the north by Nicaragua and to the south by Panama, Costa Rica is squeezed into 51,100 square km (19,730 square miles) between the Caribbean/Atlantic Ocean to the east and the mighty Pacific to the west.
Of the four major mountain ranges that form Costa Rica's spine, the oldest and tallest is the Cordillera de Talamanca, in the southern half of the country.
Costa Rica's worst earthquake in recent times occurred on April 22, 1991, when a 7.1 terremoto struck the Caribbean side of the island, causing severe damage to Limon and destroying rail and many road connections between there and San Jose.
www.travel-costarica.org /between_oceans/geography.php   (1713 words)

  
 Costa Rica geography - geographic maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica is divided into 7 provinces: San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Limon, Puntarenas and Guanacaste.
The highest peak in Costa Rica is Mount Chirripo at 3819 meters, the Central valley lies at 1160 meters, and Turrialba is at 600 meters.
While Costa Rica has barely.03 per cent of the world's land mass, Costa Rica is home to roughly 4 percent of the earth's biodiversity.
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 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's Geography - Mountains, Rainforest, Lakes and Waterfalls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Costa Rica seems to have it all - one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, abundant animal life, and the most hospitable people you will ever encounter.
Costa Rica has become such a magnet for ecological studies that more than 50 North American colleges and universities have training programs in the country.
The forests on the upper slopes of Costa Rica's mountains and volcanoes are frequently draped in mist and clouds.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/costarica/costaricageography.htm   (834 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions - Costa Rica
Costa Rica's year round climate is pleasant with naturally occurring breezes cooling down most of the coastal areas.
Costa Rica is by NO means Mexico (where Montezuma's revenge has become the stuff of tourist legends) but there MAY be bacteria in the water in some areas that disagrees with your system.
Costa Rica is a male-dominated society where "machismo" still rules; do not allow yourself to be offended by the forwardness of some of the men.
www.vacationscostarica.com /frequently_asked_questions.htm   (4573 words)

  
 Geography of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is bordered to the north by Nicaragua, to the northeast by the Caribbean Sea, the southeast by Panama and the west and southwest by the Pacific Ocean.
The west coast of Costa Rica is dotted with world-famous surf spots and national parks.
Costa Rica's tropical forests have over 1400 tree species and provide a variety of habitats for the country's fauna including numerous types of monkeys, sloth, armadillos, jaguars and tapirs.
languagecrossing.com /Destinations/Costa_Rica/Geography_of_Costa_Rica   (427 words)

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