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Costa Rica
Capital:
San Jose
Population:
3,956,507 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism sectors. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.
Government type:
democratic republic
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $35.34 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
800,000 (2002)
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