Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and it has not had an army since the year 1949.
In total, Costa Rica comprises 51,100 square kilometres (19,700 sq mi) plus 589 square kilometres (227 sq mi) of territorial waters.
Because Costa Rica is located between 8 and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the climate is tropical year round.There is no winter or summer as such and most regions have a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April
This is a small country (it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe), it proudly shelters a 5% of the existing biodiversity in the planet. 25.58 % of the country is protected under a conservation category.
Costa Rica is known for its progressive environmental policies, being the only country to meet all five criteria established to measure environmental sustainability. Ranked 42nd in the world, and third in the Americas, in the 2016 Environmental Performance Index. In 2012, it became the first country in the Americas to ban recreational hunting.
Climate: tropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November)
||19º y 22 ° Cº
||1.500 to 2.500 mm
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||1.400 to 2.500 mm
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||81% - 91%
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||3.000 to 4.500 mm
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