Country's codes

International phone code for Costa Rica: +506

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: CRI

    2 letters (internet domain): .CR

    Digital country code: 188

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): 744

Olympic country code: CRC

FIFA code: CRC

Useful country information

Land area: 19,560 sq mi (50,660 sq km); total area: 19,730 sq mi (51,100 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 4,755,234 (growth rate: 1.24%); birth rate: 16.08/1000; infant mortality rate: 8.7/1000; life expectancy: 78.23

Capital and largest city (2011 est.): San Jos, 1.515 million

Monetary unit: Coln

National name: Repblica de Costa Rica

Current government officials

Languages: Spanish (official), English

Ethnicity/race: white or mestizo 83.6%, mulato 6.7%, indigenous 2.4%, black of African descent 1.1%, other 1.1%, none 2.9%, unspecified 2.2% (2011 est.)

National Holiday: Independence Day, September 15

Religion: Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%

Literacy rate: 96.3% (2011 est.)


The former southern-most province in the Spanish territory of New Spain is a Central American country of largely European rather than mestizo descent.

Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has achieved a relatively high standard of living. Land ownership is widespread and tourism is a rapidly expanding industry.

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