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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the home of the happiest people in the world according to the Happy Planet Index in 2009. Aside from its happy citizens, Costa Rica is also known for its jaw dropping tourist attractions and natural resources.


Capital: San Jose

Area: 51,100 km2

Demonym: Costa Rican or Tico

Government: Constitutional democracy (Presidential republic)

Population: 4,253,897

Language: Spanish

Currency: Costa Rican colon