Presentation on theme: "Costa Rica. Population Costa Rica’s estimated population in 2011 is approximately 4,5 millions. Ethnic groups: white 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%,"— Presentation transcript:
Population Costa Rica’s estimated population in 2011 is approximately 4,5 millions. Ethnic groups: white 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1% and other 1%. Must of the population speaks Spanish and in some places of the region of Limon they speak English.
Customs In Costa Rica, people do not give directions by street number. Cost a Rica is a very Catholic country and we always celebrate the holydays like birthday parties. Another custom are bullfights “a la tica” and they are similar to the bullfights in Pamplona, Spain.
Religion Costa Rica has a variety of religions, these are the most influential ones: 1. Catholic 76.3% 2.Evangelical 13.7% 3.Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.3% 4. Protestant 0.7% 5. Other 4.8% 6. None 3.2%
Food One of Costa Rica’s most famous plate is called “Gallo Pinto”. Another traditional plate is “Arroz con Pollo”. We also have the typical tradition of eating “Tamales”. Costa Rica’s gourmet coffee, the best around the world.
Plants and Vegetation The major attractions that bring tourists to our country is its different types of forests and its diversity of tropical nature. Forests: Cloudy Forest Tropical Rainforest Primary Forest Costa Rica also has different types of flowers, but our national symbol is” La Guaria Morada”.
Animals Costa Rica is famous for its natural beauty and tropical forests. But it is also famous for its animals. For ex: the toucan, the whitetail deer( one of our national symbols), the yiguirro(another national symbol), and the turtle.
Politics Costa Rica’s president is Laura Chinchilla, first women to be president in our country. The system of government is democratic. Costa Rica’s independence is on September 15. The Capital is San Jose.
Economy In Costa Rica, we use Colones. Here are some examples of our bills and coins. 1oo colones = $o.25 cents 1000 colones = $2 dollars 2000 colones =$4 dollars colones = $20 dollars
Attractions Costa Rica has a lot of attractions for tourists. For example: Arenal Volcano Surfing, hiking, water rafting, fishing, diving, canopy tours, and bungee jumping. Costa Rica’s new National Soccer Stadium.