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Country in Central America

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Costa Rica: Country in Central America
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers. An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.


Costa Rican meteorite is rare "extraterrestrial mud ball"

"It formed in an environment free of life, then was preserved in the cold and vacuum of space for 4.56 billion years, and then dropped in Costa Rica"
CBS News - Published

Costa Rica tree frog found in bananas at Nottingham Lidl

costa rica tree frog found in bananas at nottingham lidl
The RSPCA says the frog, nicknamed Lloyd, turned up in a Nottingham supermarket.
BBC News - Published

▶ Videos for Costa Rica

Bikers have fight mid-race and pick up two-year suspension [Video]Bikers have fight mid-race and pick up two-year suspension

This is the moment tempers boiled over between two riders in a motorbike race in February. Jorge Martinez and Marion Calvo came together in Costa Rica's National Motorbike Championship.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Fight breaks out during Costa Rica motorcycle race [Video]Fight breaks out during Costa Rica motorcycle race

Two riders fight during a Costa Rica National Motorbike Championship Race and receive two-year bans for the incident.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published


Earthquake in Panama leaves five injured, minor damage

The strong quake struck at a depth of 37 kilometres in the far west of the country near the Costa Rican border, according to the US Geological Survey.
DNA - Published

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