Cultural Info: Costa Rica

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The 7 Provinces in Costa Rica are Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas & San Jose'

Costa Rica is often referred to as a hummingbird capital. The country has about 52 native species of hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds aren't the only flying creatures found in Costa Rica. This country is also home to about 10% of the world's butterflies.

Costa Rica banned recreational hunting in 2012. It was the first country in the world to ban this practice.

The country has 615 animal species per 10,000 square miles. This is very high when compared to the United States, which has just over 100.

Costa Rica is the 13th largest exporter of coffee in the world. Coffee is known as "grano de oro" -- or "grain of gold" -- in this country.

The Industries that Costa Rica is prominent in is: microprocessors, food processing, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products

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Page last modified January 24, 2020