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Country Costa Rica

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Region Central America
Area (sq km) 51,100
Border Nicaragua, Panama
Population 4,814,144
Nationality Costa Rican(s)
Ethnicity white (including mestizo) 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%
Religion Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%
Language Spanish, English
Literacy 95%
Government Democratic Republic
Capital San Jose
Leader President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera (since May 8, 2014); First Vice President Helio Fallas Venega (since May 8, 2014); Second Vice President Ana Helena Chacon Echeverrķa (since May 8, 2014)
Currency Costa Rican colon (CRC)
Independence Day Sept. 15, 1821 (from Spain)
National Holiday Independence Day (Sept. 15, 1821)
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