Costa Rica flag information
Description flag of Costa Rica
five horizontal bands of blue (top), white red (double width), white and blue with the coat of arms in a white elliptical disk on the hoist side of the red band; above the coat of arms a light blue ribbon contains the words, AMERICA CENTRAL, and just below it near the top of the coat of arms is a white ribbon with the words, REPUBLICA COSTA RICA
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Official country name
Republic of Costa Rica
Republica de Costa Rica (long)
Costa Rica (short)
Costa Rican(s) (noun) Costa Rica (adjective)
Spanish (official), English
4,195,914 ranked 125, (data 2008)
four volcanoes, two of them active, rise near the capital of San Jose in the center of the country; one of the volcanoes, Irazu, erupted destructively in 1963-65. The lowest point is Pacific Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 1,290 km.
639km, Nicaragua 309 km, Panama 330 km.
7 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, San Jose
15 September 1821 (from Spain)