Capital: San José
Population estimate, 2015: 4.81 m.
GNI per capita, 2013: (PPP$) 13,413
HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.766/69=
Internet domain extension: .cr
There are international airports at San José (Juan Santamaria) and Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quirós). The national carrier is Líneas Aéreas Costarriquenses (LACSA). In 2012 scheduled airline traffic of Costa Rican-based carriers flew 23.2 m. km; passenger-km totalled 4.9 bn. in the same year. In 2012 San José handled 3,217,400 passengers (2,287,416 on international flights) and 80,157 tonnes of freight.
The climate is tropical, with a small range of temperature and abundant rain. The dry season is from Dec. to April. San José, Jan. 66 °F (18.9 °C), July 69 °F (20.6 °C). Annual rainfall 72″ (1,793 mm).
Constitution and Government
The Constitution was promulgated on 7 Nov. 1949. The legislative power is vested in a single-chamber Legislative Assembly of 57 deputies elected for 4 years. The President and two Vice-Presidents...