Republic of Costa Rica
: San José
: 51 100 km²
: fertilizers, medical equipment, microprosesators, plastics, textiles, building materials, food, business services, IT services
: 5 057 000 hab. (2019)
: Costa Rican Colon (₡, CRC)
: coffee, banana, sugar, pineapple, textiles, electrical components, medical equipment, etc.
Costa Rica is a Central American country with a rugged geography that includes tropical forests and coasts on the Caribbean and Pacific. Although its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions such as the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes and biodiversity. Approximately a quarter of its area is protected jungles, full of fauna, such as spider monkeys and quetzals.