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Costa Rica

Pronunciation: /ˌkɒstə ˈriːkə/
A republic in Central America on the Isthmus of Panama; population 4,253,900 (est. 2009); official language, Spanish; capital, San José.

Colonized by Spain in the early 16th century, Costa Rica achieved independence in 1823 and emerged as a separate country in 1838 after fourteen years within the United Provinces of Central America

Origin

Spanish, literally 'rich coast'.

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