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Flag Description

five horizontal bands of blue (top), white, red (double width), white, and blue, with the coat of arms in a white elliptical disk toward the hoist side of the red band; Costa Rica retained the earlier blue-white-blue flag of Central America until 1848 when, in response to revolutionary activity in Europe, it was decided to incorporate the French colors into the national flag and a central red stripe was added; today the blue color is said to stand for the sky, opportunity, and perseverance, white denotes peace, happiness, and wisdom, while red represents the blood shed for freedom, as well as the generosity and vibrancy of the people
note: somewhat resembles the flag of North Korea; similar to the flag of Thailand but with the blue and red colors reversed

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from Spain September 15, 1821

San José

Calling code

Costa Rican colón (CRC)

Geographic Coordinates
9°56'N 84°5'W

Official languages

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

Geographic coordinates
10 00 N, 84 00 W

Map references
Central America and the Caribbean

total: 51,100 sq km
country comparison to the world: 130
land: 51,060 sq km
water: 40 sq km
note: includes Isla del Coco

Area - comparative
slightly smaller than West Virginia

1,290 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Cerro Chirripo 3,810 m

noun: Costa Rican(s)
adjective: Costa Rican

Spanish (official), English

National symbol(s)
clay-colored robin known as Yiguirro

National anthem
name: "Himno Nacional de Costa Rica" (National Anthem of Costa Rica)

National Anthem lyrics/music
Jose Maria ZELEDON Brenes/Manuel Maria GUTIERREZ
note: adopted 1949; the anthem's music was originally written for an 1853 welcome ceremony for diplomatic missions from the United States and United Kingdom; the lyrics were added in 1903

revenues: $7.197 billion
expenditures: $9.621 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
14.8% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 193

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