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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is in Central America with a population of 4.5 million people and was founded on September 15th, 1821. The capitol is San Jose, but Costa Rica also has 6 other provinces. The other provinces are Guariacaste, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Limon, and Puntarenas. Costa Rica has multiple landmarks and tourist attractions. It was voted the happest place in the world 3 consecutive times and Costa Rica is also a very beautiful country to live in or to visit.

President
Costa Rica's president is Luis Guillermo Solís. He is a Costa Rican politician who has been President of Costa Rica since 2014. He is 56 years old and is also a member of the center-left Citizens' Action Party.

Luis Guillermo Solís

Currency
Costa Rica uses Colones. The Costa Rican colon was named after Christopher Columbus, known as Cristobal Colon in Spanish. One dollar in the U.S. is equal to 532.40 Colones in Costa Rica.

Colones Colones

Attractions and National Symbols
Costa Rica has multiple national symbols and tourist attractions. However, some are more known and visited than others. The National Flag and the National Anthem for Costa Rica are more widely known. The National Anthem was composed by Jose Maria Zeledon in 1852 and there are many symbols located on the National Flag. The seal on the flag symbols the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, the three most important mountains, and Costa Rica's volcanos. Arenal Volcano is a huge attraction in Costa Rica. This volcano used to be active daily.


The National Flag
Flag Seal
The National Flag

The National Anthem
The National Anthem

Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano


 

Information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica
http://costarica.com/culture/topic.html?category=nationalsymbols
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Guillermo_Sol%C3%ADs

Picture from: Google Images