Costa Rica Trivia

Which is the most noted natural resource of Costa Rica?
Hydro power. Hydro power is a very important natural resource in Costa Rica. It is abundant and an example is the Represa of Cachi, that produces this kind of energy.

Red_eyed_tree_frog_edit2What is the highest point in Costa Rica?
Cerro Chirripo. Cerro Chirripo’s highest point is 3,819 m or 12,530 ft.

Which provinces are on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica?
Guanacaste and Puntarenas. Guanacaste, Limon and Puntarenas are by the ocean, but the Limon province is on the Atlantic coast.

What is the highest of Costa Rica`s volcanoes?
Irazu. (3,431 m or 11,257 ft).

What is the main army of Costa Rica called?
Costa Rica does not have an army. Costa Rica is known for being one of the few countries that do not have an army. The army was abolished in December 1, 1948 by president José Figueres Ferrer. It was the first country to abolish its army constitutionally. Fuerza Publica is the police organization that protects the country.

Which two countries border Costa Rica? 
Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica borders Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south.

How many provinces does the country Costa Rica have?
Seven. Limón, San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste and Puntarenas.

What is the capital of Costa Rica?
San José. San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica. First it was Cartago, but it changed. San José is now the most developed province of the country.

What is the size of Costa Rica’s territory?
In total, Costa Rica comprises 51,100 square kilometres (19,700 sq mi) plus 589 square kilometres (227 sq mi) of  territorial waters.

What is Costa Rica’s main religion?
Christianity is the predominant religion, and Roman Catholicism is the official state religion according to the 1949 Constitution, which at the same time guarantees freedom of religion.

How many languages are spoken in Costa Rica?
The primary language spoken in Costa Rica is Costa Rican Spanish. Some native languages are still spoken in indigenous reservations. The most numerically important are the Bribri, Maléku, Cabécar and Ngäbere languages, some of which have several thousand speakers in Costa Rica – others a few hundred. A Creole-English language, Jamaican patois (also known as Mekatelyu), is spoken along the Caribbean coast. About 10.7% of Costa Rica’s adult population (18 or older) also speaks English, 0.7% French, and 0.3% speaks Portuguese or German as a second language.

How literate is Costa Rica?
The literacy rate in Costa Rica is 94.9%, one of the highest in Latin America.

Location_North_America.svgIs Costa Rica in South America or North America?
North America. Coasta Rica would be considered North American, as with all the other Central American countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Belize, and Panama. Central America is not a continent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America

How do you say hello in Costa Rica?
Hola. Hello in Costa Rica and most Spanish people countries is hola. Make sure not to pronounce the ‘h’ as the ‘h’ is silent in most Spanish words.

What is Costa Rica’s currency?
The Colon. Costa Rica’s currency is the colon. The plural of colon is colones.

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5 Responses to "Costa Rica Trivia"

  1. john schmidt  2 April 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Wrong. Limon province is in the Caribbean.

    • Rico  2 April 2013 at 4:40 pm

      The Caribbean is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Sea

      • jsmith  19 April 2013 at 1:47 pm

        Caribbean sounds more exotic though. Pirates and all that stuff. Caribbean regae music sounds better than Atlantic regae music. Don’t you think?

  2. john schmidt  2 April 2013 at 3:53 pm

    oops, Caribbean Sea!

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