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The location of the Republic of Costa Rica

The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Costa Rica .



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.cr Internet country-code top level domain for Costa Rica

.cr is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Costa Rica.

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Abangares River is a river of Costa Rica.

Abel Pacheco Costa Rican physician and politician

Abel Pacheco de la Espriella was president of Costa Rica between 2002 and 2006, representing the Social Christian Unity Party (Partido Unidad Social Cristiana – PUSC). He ran on a platform to continue free market reforms and to institute an austerity program, and was elected, in a second electoral round, with 58% of the vote in April 2002.

Alajuela Province Province in Costa Rica

Alajuela is a province of Costa Rica. It is located in the north-central part of the country, bordering Nicaragua to the north. It also borders the provinces of Heredia to the east, San José to the south, Puntarenas to the southwest and Guanacaste to the west. As of 2011, the province had a population of 885,571. Alajuela is composed of 16 cantons, which are divided into 111 districts. It covers an area of 9,757.53 square kilometers.



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Geography of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located on the Central American Isthmus, surrounding the point 10° north of the equator and 84° west of the prime meridian. It borders both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, with a total of 1,290 km of coastline.

Guanacaste Province Province in Costa Rica

Guanacaste is a province of Costa Rica located in the northwestern region of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It borders Nicaragua to the north, Alajuela Province to the east, and Puntarenas Province to the southeast. It is the most sparsely populated of all the provinces of Costa Rica. The province covers an area of 10,141 km2 (3,915 sq mi) and as of 2010, had a population of 354,154.

Alberto Oreamuno Flores (1905–1980) was a Costa Rican physician and politician, first Vice President of Costa Rica of the Second Republic.

National System of Conservation Areas or SINAC,, is part of the Ministry of Environment and Energy or MINAE of Costa Rica. It is the administrator for the nation's national parks, conservation areas, and other protected natural areas.

Outline of Costa Rica Overview of and topical guide to Costa Rica

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Costa Rica:

Index of Central America-related articles

This is an Index of Central America-related articles. This index defines Central America as the seven nations of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Index of Panama-related articles

The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Panamá.

Costa Rican literature has roots in colonization and is marked by European influences. Because Costa Rica is a young country, its literary tradition is also young. The history of Costa Rican literature dates to the end of the 19th century.

José María Alfaro Zamora Head of State, President and Vice President of Costa Rica

José María Alfaro Zamora was the Costa Rican Head of State between the periods of 1842 and 1844 as well as 1846 and 1847 and President of Costa Rica between May 1 and May 8, 1847.

Costa Rica became a member of the United Nations on February 11, 1945.

Minister of Foreign Affairs (Costa Rica)

This is a list of foreign ministers of Costa Rica.

Free State of Costa Rica

The Free State of Costa Rica was the name acquired by Costa Rica after its split from the Federal Republic of Central America in 1838 and until the proclamation of the First Costa Rican Republic in 1847.

Liberalism in Costa Rica

Liberalism in Costa Rica is a political philosophy with a long and complex history. Liberals were the hegemonic political group for most of Costa Rica’s history specially during the periods of the Free State and the First Republic, however, as the liberal model exhausted itself and new more left-wing reformist movements clashed during the Costa Rican Civil War liberalism was relegated to a secondary role after the Second Costa Rican Republic with the development of Costa Rica’s Welfare State and its two-party system controlled by social-democratic and Christian democratic parties.

Liberal State

It is known as the Liberal State the historical period in Costa Rica that occurred approximately between 1870 and 1940. It responded to the hegemonic dominion in the political, ideological and economic aspects of liberal philosophy. It is considered a period of transcendental importance in Costa Rican history, as it's when the consolidation of the National State and its institutions finally takes place.

Reform State Period in Costa Rican history

The Reform State or Reformist State is a period in Costa Rican history characterized by the change in political and economic paradigm switching from the uncontrolled capitalism and laissez faire of the Liberal State into a more economically progressive Welfare State. The period ranges from approximately 1940 starting with the presidency of social reformer Rafael Angel Calderón Guardia and ends around the 1980s with the first neoliberal and Washington Consensus reforms that begun after the government of Luis Alberto Monge.


  1. The division of the Americas into the continents of North America and South America is somewhat arbitrary. Most commonly, Panama is considered to be a part of North America and Colombia is considered a part of South America. Geologically, the boundary between the two continents is defined by the boundary between the Caribbean Plate and the South American Plate. This places the boundary roughly along the Panama-Colombia border. Other definitions place the boundary at the lowest natural crossing of the Isthmus of Panama near the Panama Canal, or along the canal itself. Another definition places the boundary at the lowest crossing of Central America near Lake Nicaragua. This definition splits Central America between the continents of North and South America.
  2. 1 2 Greater North America may be geographically subdivided into Northern America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
  3. 1 2 Central America is defined as the southeasternmost extent of North America, most commonly including the seven nations of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.