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Interesting things about Costa Rica Jean Carlo Espinoza ULACIT English IV


Index 

Introduction ………………………page 3.

Costa Rica...………………………page 4.

Interesting facts…………………..page 5.

A country of peace……………..page 7.

Minimum Wage…………………..page 9.

Longevity………………….……....page 10.

Bibliographic ……………………..page 11.


Introduction ď‚› Costa

Rica is known worldwide for if natural beauty and warmth of people though Costa Rica has very interesting things that are worthy of admiration. In this paper a number of events or actions that Costa Rican should know all mentioned.


Costa Rica 

Population: 4.5 million

Area: 51.1000 km2

Ethic group:

65.8% White / Castizo 13.65% Mestizo 9.03% Immigrants 2.40% Americans 9.12% other

Inflation: 3.68%

Income per capita: $ 12.874

It has the same number of inhabitants, who planted trees outside reserves.


Interesting facts about CR 

Costa Rica was the second country in the world to have street lighting.

It is one of the countries where more text messages sent via cell phone.

It is the second country where consumed more beer, behind Germany.

Costa Rica aims to be the country's first "carbon neutral" by 2021.


Interesting facts about CR 

The Report of the state of the nation 2013 mentioned (Cullell, 2013)

“National Parks and Areas of Environmental Protection constitute 25% (one quarter) of the total land in Costa Rica”


A country of peace ď‚› Costa

Rica has no army since 1948 and this is one of the ten countries in the world without an army.


A country of peace ď‚›

Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel Bellavista. (Barash, 2013)


Minimum Wage ď‚› Costa

Rica has the second highest minimum wage in Latin America. The first is Argentina.


Longevity 

According to Report of the state of the nation 2013 (Cullell, 2013)

“Values of ​ Life Expectancy for Costa Rica are maintained within the standards for developed countries, occupying the first position in Latin America with 79.4 years”.


Bibliographic Barash, D. P. (15 de 12 de 2013). Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off. Los angeles times, pรกg. 2. Cullell, J. V. (2013). Nineteenth Report of the state of the nation. San Jose: National Printing


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