Costa Rica

location:

Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama

Climate:

tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands

Languages:

Spanish (official), English

Terrain

coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes

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

Population

4,253,877 (July 2009 est.)

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