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  Costa Rica
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  President  Carlos Alvarado Quesada 0 18 +21.18%
  Legislative Assembly  National Liberation Party 1 18 +5.26%
Province
 Alajuela   
 Cartago   
 Guanacaste   
 Heredia   
 Limón   
 Puntarenas   
 San José   


Neighbors
Nicaragua  
Panama  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Caribbean Sea  
North Pacific Ocean  

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Parents  
Established September 15, 1821
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia August 31, 2016 08:59pm
Description Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Costa Rica conventional short form: Costa Rica local long form: Republica de Costa Rica local short form: Costa Rica

Government type: democratic republic

Capital: San Jose

Administrative divisions: 7 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, San Jose

Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain)

National holiday: Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

Constitution: 7 November 1949

Legal system: based on Spanish civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal and compulsory

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Feb 04, 2018 06:00am Feb 04, 2018 06:00pm General Election Costa Rica General Election  IndyGeorgia 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 03, 2013 07:00pm Oops Costa Rican legislature accidentally passes gay marriage legalization  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 07, 2007 05:00am News Costa Rica breaks relations with Taiwan  Article kal 
Feb 22, 2007 12:00pm News U.S. Tourist in Costa Rica Kills Mugger  Article Servo 

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