Population: 5,078, 755 inhabitants
4 different species of monkeys
37 different species of snake (22 venomous)
More than 200 volcanos with 5 still actives
930 species of birds
27 national parks
1 official language – Spanish with 10% of the population speaking English
Year of independence: 1821 (without any fight)
1948 : Year of the army abolition. Costa Rica is now the only country in the World without an army
Life expectancy: 79,3 years old (to compare in France it is 82,2 years old)
2022 as Carbon neutral objective. Will be reached early in 2021.
99,9 % of the energy produced in Costa Rica is renewable.
Services represents 73,9% of the GDP per industry (followed by Industry (20,6%) and Agriculture (5,5%))
5% of the World biodiversity
3 million of tourists per year
Ranked 56th in the World for tourists arrival
11 hours direct flat from Paris to San Jose (the capitale)
2nd bananas exporter in the World (after Ecuador)
25% of Costa Rica are national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges
8% unemployment in 2017
1968 – The year Arenal volcano erupted, and it lasted until 2010. Before that, the volcano was inactive for 450 years.
20 000 US citizen live in Costa Rica. Many are retired and many have opened business there.
Indian tribes remaining in Costa Rica: 8 ethnies and 4 still talking their own language
300 000 species of insects
12 different climatic zones
The tag #costarica has 12 million posts on instagram
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