Costa rica political map. The economy emerged from recession in 1997 and has shown strong aggregate growth since then. Costa ricas commitment to economic growth and social development has driven its economy towards diversification including the creation of very strong sectors in advanced manufacturing medical devices services and tourism. Costa rica has two coasts and with that two main cultures. Political constitution of the republic of costa rica english we the representatives of the people of costa rica freely elected members to the national constitutional assembly invoking the name of god and reaffirming our faith in democracy decree and enact the following.
Then costa rica as well as el salvador guatemala honduras and nicaragua formed the united provinces of central america but that federation quickly dissolved and costa rica became an independent state in 1838. Retire or relocate in costa rica i came to costa rica about 16 years ago mostly to have a fine adventure. During most of the colonial period costa rica was the southernmost province of the captaincy general of guatemala nominally part of the viceroyalty of new spain. It is a country proud of its heritage and tradition of negotiation over confrontation social development over military spending and tolerance over hostility.
On the pacific ocean typically are the ticos costa ricans and on the atlantic ocean especially in and around limon is an english speaking jamaican influenced african caribbean culture. However because of the many current complex and serious issues in the world and especially in the united states more and more people are considering the idea of living in another country and are considering costa rica. Costa rica is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our blue ocean laminated map of the world. It includes country boundaries major cities major mountains in shaded relief ocean depth in blue color gradient along with many.
After the overthrow of the spanish king by napoleon costa rica and others declared their independence from spain in 1821.