Main Facts About Costa Rica

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Currency
The Costa Rican Colon (CRC) is the currency of Costa Rica. The symbol for the Colon is ₡; the currency is subdivided into 100 centimos. Many places in Costa Rica accept the US Dollar unofficially. The name of the Colon is derived from the Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon in Spanish).
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Language
The official national language of Costa Rica is Spanish and has been since the Spanish colonisation of the country in the 16th century, however, there are also five indigenous languages spoken in Costa Rica as part of the Chibcha language family; Cabecar language, Bribri language, Maleku language, Buglere language, and Guaymi language.
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Weather
Costa Rica is beautifully warm all year, with an average annual temperature of 80°-90° Fahrenheit on the coasts and 75°-80° in the countryside and on the mountainsides. The most stable weather is between December and April. These months have little to no rain in most of the country.
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Power Plugs
In Costa Rica the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
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Population
The current population of Costa Rica is 5,205,385 as of Friday, November 25, 2022, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
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Fun Fact
When old Chris Columbus first rocked up there, on his last voyage might we add, he told everyone that there was a ton of jewelry and gold draped on the necks and shoulders of the natives. Spanish conquistador Gil Gonzalez de Avila corroborated his stories. Therefore, everyone started calling it La Costa Rica – “the rich coast.”