a republic in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. 19,238 sq. mi. (49,825 sq. km). Capital: San José.
- Costa Rican, noun
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How to use Costa Rica in a sentence
Others just behind Uruguay include Scotland, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Sweden and Morocco.Beyond GameStop: Are You Ready for an Economic Moonshot? | Charu Kasturi | January 31, 2021 | Ozy
It’s still unclear how the company plans to allocate the funds across the dozens of markets, which are Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Australia, Japan, Russia and New Zealand.Didi to subsidize trips for vaccinations with $10M global fund | Rita Liao | January 22, 2021 | TechCrunch
The Costa Rica resort is usually booked a year out, but this online opportunity gives you or your budding surfer friend a front seat to excellent instruction.
For weeks, these male bats in Costa Rica spent evenings rubbing wings and singing upside down.A face mask may turn up a male wrinkle-faced bat’s sex appeal | Susan Milius | November 24, 2020 | Science News
Coffee probably comes to mind when one thinks of drinking in Costa Rica, and there’s a good reason for that.Everything You Need to Know About Costa Rican Food | Nicholas Gill | November 11, 2020 | Eater
But Switzerland, New Zealand, and Costa Rica cannot hold back the New Chaos.
And Costa Rica, for a host of historical reasons, has always been more stable than its neighbors.
Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Belize are all seeing an increase in Central Americans seeking asylum as well.The So-Called Immigration Border Crisis Is Neither | Sally Kohn | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For most of this year, Costa Rica has been ranked by FIFA in the low 30s.What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Portugal, Costa Rica, and England in the World Cup | Nathan Daschle | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Voting with the United States and Europe were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and South Korea.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style | Jay Michaelson | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Examination of 18 specimens from Costa Rica shows no differences in scutellation, nor geographic segregation of two populations.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala | William E. Duellman
Similar variation is known in D. melanolomus alternatus in Costa Rica, where some individuals have orange-red venters.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala | William E. Duellman
In Costa Rica many of the natives live in small huts built of plaited rushes.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
It does not appear that there was in Costa Rica at that time any town of such name or size.
In 1878 Mr. Oversluys, one of our trustiest and most experienced collectors, was despatched to Costa Rica.The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for Costa Rica
a republic in Central America: gained independence from Spain in 1821; mostly mountainous and volcanic, with extensive forests. Official language: Spanish. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: colón. Capital: San José. Pop: 4 695 942 (2013 est). Area: 50 900 sq km (19 652 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Costa Rica
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