Transnational_issues of Costa Rica

Disputes - international:in September 2005, Costa Rica took its case before the ICJ to advocate the navigation, security, and commercial rights of Costa Rican vessels using the R�o San Juan over which Nicaragua retains sovereignty
Refugees and internally displaced persons:refugees (country of origin): 9,470 (Colombia) (2006)
Illicit drugs:transshipment country for cocaine and heroin from South America; illicit production of cannabis in remote areas; domestic cocaine consumption, particularly crack cocaine, is rising; significant consumption of amphetamines

Costa Rica Quickstats

  • Population: 4,133,884 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 51,100 sq km
  • Density: 85 /km² (107th)
  • GDP (total): $48.77 billion (84th)
  • GDP (per capita): $12,000�(62nd)
  • Literacy: 96%

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  • Currency: Costa Rican colon (CRC)
  • Dial code: +506

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