Outline of Costa Rica


Outline of Costa Rica
The location of Costa Rica
An enlargeable relief map of the Republic of Costa Rica

The Republic of Costa Rica is a sovereign country located in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.[1] Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army.[2] Among Latin American countries, Costa Rica ranks 4th on of the 2007 Human Development Index, and 48th worldwide.[3] Costa Rica is ranked 5th in the world on the 2008 Environmental Performance Index, up from the 15th place in 2006.[4][5] In 2007 the government stated that it wants Costa Rica to be the first country to become carbon neutral by 2021.[6][7][8]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Costa Rica:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Costa Rica

Geography of Costa Rica

An enlargeable topographic map of Costa Rica
 Panama 330 km
 Nicaragua 309 km
  • Coastline: 1,290 km

Environment of Costa Rica

An enlargeable satellite image of Costa Rica

Natural geographic features of Costa Rica

Regions of Costa Rica

Main article: Regions of Costa Rica

Ecoregions of Costa Rica

Main article: Ecoregions in Costa Rica

Administrative divisions of Costa Rica

Main article: Administrative divisions of Costa Rica
Provinces of Costa Rica
Cantons of Costa Rica
Districts of Costa Rica
Municipalities of Costa Rica

Demography of Costa Rica

Main article: Demographics of Costa Rica

Government and politics of Costa Rica

Main article: Government of Costa Rica and Politics of Costa Rica

Branches of government

Executive branch of the government of Costa Rica

Legislative branch of the government of Costa Rica

  • Parliament of Costa Rica (unicameral)

Judicial branch of the government of Costa Rica

  • Supreme Court of Costa Rica

Foreign relations of Costa Rica

International organization membership

The Republic of Costa Rica is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Costa Rica

Main article: Law of Costa Rica
  • Capital punishment in Costa Rica
  • Constitution of Costa Rica
  • Crime in Costa Rica
  • Human rights in Costa Rica
  • Law enforcement in Costa Rica

Military of Costa Rica

Main article: Military of Costa Rica
  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Costa Rica
    • Navy of Costa Rica
    • Air Force of Costa Rica
    • Special forces of Costa Rica
  • Military history of Costa Rica
  • Military ranks of Costa Rica

Local government in Costa Rica

History of Costa Rica

Main article: History of Costa Rica, Timeline of the history of Costa Rica, and Current events of Costa Rica
  • Economic history of Costa Rica
  • Military history of Costa Rica

Culture of Costa Rica

Main article: Culture of Costa Rica

Art in Costa Rica

  • Art in Costa Rica
  • Cinema of Costa Rica
  • Literature of Costa Rica
  • Music of Costa Rica
  • Television in Costa Rica
  • Theatre in Costa Rica

Sports in Costa Rica

Main article: Sports in Costa Rica

Economy and infrastructure of Costa Rica

Main article: Economy of Costa Rica
  • Economic history of Costa Rica
  • Energy in Costa Rica
    • Energy policy of Costa Rica
    • Oil industry in Costa Rica
  • Mining in Costa Rica
  • Tourism in Costa Rica
  • Transport in Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica Stock Exchange

Education in Costa Rica

Main article: Education in Costa Rica

Infrastructure of Costa Rica

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Costa Rica". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cs.html. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ El Espíritu del 48. "Abolición del Ejército". http://www.elespiritudel48.org/docu/h013.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-09.  (Spanish)
  3. ^ UNPD Human Development Report 2007/2008. "Table 1: Human development index". Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. http://web.archive.org/web/20080226204118/http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072008_en_indicator_tables.pdf. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  4. ^ Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy / Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University. "Switzerland Tops 2008 Environmental Scorecard at World Economic Forum". http://www.yale.edu/opa/newsr/08-01-23-04.all.html. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  5. ^ Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy / Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University. "Environmental Performance Index 2008, Metrics for Costa Rica". http://epi.yale.edu/CostaRica. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Costa Rica Aims to Be a Carbon-Neutral Nation". http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19141333. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  7. ^ "Costa Rica Aims to Become First "Carbon Neutral" Country". http://www.worldwatch.org/node/4958. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  8. ^ "País quiere ser primera nación con balance neutro de carbono" (in Spanish). http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2007/febrero/21/aldea1002694.html. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Costa Rica


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