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San José

[sahn haw-se]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Costa Rica, in the central part.
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Costa Rica

[kos-tuh ree-kuh, kaw-stuh, koh-; Spanish kaws-tah ree-kah]
noun
  1. a republic in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. 19,238 sq. mi. (49,825 sq. km). Capital: San José.
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Related formsCosta Rican, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for san josé

San José

noun
  1. the capital of Costa Rica, on the central plateau: a major centre of coffee production in the mid-19th century; University of Costa Rica (1843). Pop: 1 145 000 (2005 est)
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Costa Rica

noun
  1. 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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San Jose

noun
  1. a city in W central California: a leading world centre of the fruit drying and canning industry. Pop: 898 349 (2003 est)
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san josé in Culture

Costa Rica

Republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, Panama to the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is San José.

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One of the most politically stable countries of Latin America; Costa Rica is traditionally very democratic. It has a literacy rate of over ninety percent.

San Jose

[(san hoh-zay, san oh-zay)]

A city in northern California.

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Center for the electronics and high-tech (see also high-tech) industries. (See Silicon Valley.)
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