S: PASSPORT RESEARCH PROJECT-SPANISH 1-COSTA RICA
BC: Sources: | http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2019.htm https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cs.html http://www.thinkabroad.net/costarica.htm
1: On the left is a map of Costa Rica. It is located on the map at 10 00N and 84 00 west. =
2: The president of Costa Rica is Oscar Arias | The government system is Democratic Republic. | The capital city is San Jose.
3: Costa Rica like most every other country exports and imports products. | Their Export partners are US 46.9%, Netherlands 5.3%, Guatemala 4.4% (2004). | Their Import partners US 46.1%, Japan 5.9%, Mexico 5.1%, Brazil 4.2% (2004).
4: The climate is, tropical and subtropical it has a dry season (December to April) and a rainy season (May to November) it is also cooler in highlands. | It has an area of 51,000 sq km or slightly smaller then West Virginia. Coastal plains are separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, some of which several are major volcanoes.
5: Their industries consists of- Microprocessors, food processing, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products. | Agricultural Products: Coffee, pineapples, bananas, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes; beef; timber. | In order for people to pay for these products. They must have currency. The currency in Costa Rica is the "Costa Rican Colon". | Speaking of people. Since July 2005 there was a population of 4,016,173. Also 96% of that population is literate. I guess part of the reason why there are so many people is because the life expectancy is 76.84 years. | Something has to power the industries to make the products and pack them. So what helps is the natural resources. Costa Rica's natural resources is hydro power.