Costa Rica

Republica de Costa Rica
  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Costa Rica, an independent state since the year 1842, is governed by the Charter, of January 21, 1847, modified in 1859, 1860, and 1803. By its terms the legislative power is vested in a congress of two chambers, called the Senate and the House of Representatives, the first consisting of 25, and the second of 29 members, elected by the people. The executive authority is in the hands of a President, elected, together with a Vice-President, who acts as chairman of the Senate, for the term of three years.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Costa Rica

1. Official Publications

  1. Report by Mr. Ed. Corbett, British Chargé d’Affaires, on the Finances of Costa Rica, dated January 31, 1869; in ‘Reports of H. M.’s Secretaries of Embassy and Legation.’ No. III. 1869. 8. London, 1869.Google Scholar
  2. Report by Mr. Consul Wallis, on the Trade and Commerce of Costa Rica, dated San Jose, June 1, 1868; in ‘Commercial Reports received at the Foreign Office.’ No. XI. 1868. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  3. Statistical Tables relating to Foreign Countries. Part XI. foL London, 1868.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Boyle (Frederick), Ride across a Continent: a personal narrative of Wanderings through Nicaragua and Costa Rica. 2 vols. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  2. Fr’óbel (Julius), Aus Amerika. 2 vols. 8. Leipzig, 1857—58.Google Scholar
  3. Fröbcl (Julius), Seven Years’ travel in Central America. 8. London, 1853.Google Scholar
  4. Ltarr (N.), Reise nach Centraiamerika. 2 vols. 8. Hamburg, 1863.Google Scholar
  5. Morelot (L.), Voyage dans l’Amérique centrale. 2 vols. 8. Paris, 1859.Google Scholar
  6. Republique de Costa Rica, Notice statistique: exposition universelle. 8. Paris, 1867.Google Scholar
  7. Scherzer (Karl, Ritter von), Wanderungen durch die mittelamerikanischen Freistaaten. 8. Braunschweig,. 1857.Google Scholar
  8. Scherzer (Karl, Ritter ion), Statistisch-commerzielle Ergebnisse einer Reise um die Erde. 8. Leipzig, 1867.Google Scholar
  9. Wagner (Moritz), Die Republik Costa Rica in Centraiamerika. 8. LeipzigGoogle Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1870

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