Outline of Costa Rica

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The location of Costa Rica
An enlargeable relief map of the Republic of Costa Rica

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

The Republic of Costa Ricasovereign country located in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.[1] Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army.[2] Among Latin American countries, Costa Rica ranks 4th on the 2007 Human Development Index, and 48th worldwide.[3] Costa Rica is ranked 5th in the world on the 2008 Environmental Performance Index, up from the 15th place in 2006.[4][5] In 2007 the government stated that it wants Costa Rica to be the first country to become carbon neutral by 2021.[6][7][8]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Costa Rica

Geography of Costa Rica[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Costa Rica
 Panama 330 km
 Nicaragua 309 km
  • Coastline: 1,290 km

Environment of Costa Rica[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Costa Rica

Natural geographic features of Costa Rica[edit]

Regions of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Regions of Costa Rica

Ecoregions of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Costa Rica

Administrative divisions of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Costa Rica
Provinces of Costa Rica[edit]
Cantons of Costa Rica[edit]
Districts of Costa Rica[edit]
Municipalities of Costa Rica[edit]

Demography of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Costa Rica

Government and politics of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Government of Costa Rica and Politics of Costa Rica

Branches of government[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Costa Rica[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Costa Rica[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Costa Rica[edit]

Foreign relations of Costa Rica[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Costa Rica is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Law of Costa Rica

Military of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Military of Costa Rica

Local government in Costa Rica[edit]

History of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: History of Costa Rica, Timeline of the history of Costa Rica, and Current events of Costa Rica

Culture of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Culture of Costa Rica

Art in Costa Rica[edit]

Sports in Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Sports in Costa Rica

Economy and infrastructure of Costa Rica[edit]

Main article: Economy of Costa Rica

See also[edit]

Main article: Costa Rica

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Costa Rica". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ El Espíritu del 48. "Abolición del Ejército". Retrieved 2008-03-09.  (Spanish)
  3. ^ UNPD Human Development Report 2007/2008. "Table 1: Human development index". Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  4. ^ Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy / Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University. "Switzerland Tops 2008 Environmental Scorecard at World Economic Forum". Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  5. ^ Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy / Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University. "Environmental Performance Index 2008, Metrics for Costa Rica". Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Costa Rica Aims to Be a Carbon-Neutral Nation". Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  7. ^ "Costa Rica Aims to Become First "Carbon Neutral" Country". Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  8. ^ "País quiere ser primera nación con balance neutro de carbono" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-02-18. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Costa Rica