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Country (long form) Republic of Costa Rica
Capital San Jose
Total Area 19,729.82 sq mi
51,100.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than West Virginia)
Population 3,773,057 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 5,696,700
Languages Spanish (official), English spoken around Puerto Limon
Literacy 94.8% total, 94.7% male, 95% female (1995 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, other Protestant 0.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%
Life Expectancy 73.49 male, 78.68 female (2001 est.)
Government Type democratic republic
Currency 1 Costa Rican colon (C) = 100 centimos
GDP (per capita) $6,700 (2000 est.)
Industry microprocessors, food processing, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products
Agriculture coffee, pineapples, bananas, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes; beef; timber
Arable Land 6%
Natural Resources hydropower

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