Costa Rica San Jose

The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose
Like most countries, Costa Rica has their own traditional clothing. Ticos wear normal western clothing like shorts and t-shirts. (Tico is a colloquial term for a native of Costa Rica. Costa Ricans are usually called ticos by themselves and people of other Spanish-speaking countries.) Even though the weather is warm in Costa Rica men still wear long pants
Costa Rica itself has an average temperature of 70 F to 81 F. Due to its proximity to the equator, it has no real summer or winter.
The white color stands for peace, wisdom and happiness. The red color stands for the blood spilt by martyrs in defense of the country, as well as the warmth and generosity of the people.
The most common dish for breakfast is Gallo Pinto which consists of rice mixed with black beans, served with natilla (sour cream), eggs (scrambled) and fried plantain. Costa Ricans usually drink a cup of coffee or fresh fruit juice with it.

The population of Costa Rica is 4,905,626.(0.07%)

65% being White, 13% Mestizo (mixed European and Native American). Other ethnic groups known to live in Costa Rica are Russians, Danes, Belgians, Portuguese, Hungarians and Turks.
In Costa Rica, their currency is called the Colon. 1 U.S dollar=561.240 colons. Their economy, compared to ours, isnt very good.
Costa Rica has a democratic republic gonernment. Luis Guillermo Solís is their president. Its simular to ours with the three branches of government.

The colonial period began when Christopher Columbus reached the eastern coast of Costa Rica on his fourth voyage on September 18th of 1502. Numerous Spanish expeditions followed, eventually leading to the first Spanish colony in Costa Rica, Villa Bruselas founded in 1524. Following the Mexican War of Independence, Costa Rica became part of the independent Mexican Empire in 1821. Costa Rica was part of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1823, before gaining full independence in 1838.

Costa Rica's official language is Spanish. Some other common languages are Maléku, Cabécar, Bribri, Guaymí, and Buglere.

Religion: 70.5% of the population identify themselves as Roman Catholic, 13.8% are Evangelical Protestants, 11.3% said that they do not have a religion, and 4.3% said that they belong to another religion.

Pura Vida: This means “pure life,” and you’ll hear it used as a greeting, a goodbye or a way to say “thank you” or “you’re welcome.

Tuanis: This word means “cool.

Nos Juimos: This basically means “We’re outta here!”


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