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Name Costa Rica
Type Country
Pronounced Pron. /ko.sta.ˈri.ka/(Spanish) /̪a.ˈri.ka/(Spanish) /ˌkɒs.tə ˈɹiː.kə/(English) /kɔs.ta ʁi.ka/(French) /ˈko.stɒ.ri.kɒ/(Hungarian)
Other Forms FormsItalian variant spelling: Costarica
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Meaning & History

The name of the Country in Central America. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.
Added 4/21/2017 by anonymous