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Costa Rica

Cos·ta Ri·ca

 (kŏs′tə rē′kə, kô′stə, kō′-)
A country of Central America between Panama and Nicaragua. Although Christopher Columbus reached Costa Rica in 1502, Spanish conquest of the native peoples of the area did not begin until 1563. The country achieved independence from Spain in 1821 as part of Mexican territory and declared itself a sovereign republic in 1838. San José is the capital and the largest city.

Cos′ta Ri′can (rē′kən) adj. & n.
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Costa Rica

(ˈkɒstə ˈriːkə)
n
(Placename) 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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Cos•ta Ri•ca

(ˈkɒs tə ˈri kə, ˈkɔ stə, ˈkoʊ-)
n.
a republic in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. 3,674,490; 19,238 sq. mi. (49,825 sq. km). Cap.: San José.
Cos′ta Ri′can, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Costa Rica - a republic in Central AmericaCosta Rica - a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
capital of Costa Rica, San Jose - the capital and largest city of Costa Rica
Costa Rican - a native or inhabitant of Costa Rica
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Translations
Kostarika
Costa Rica
Kostariko
Costa Rica
Kostarika
コスタリカ
코스타리카
Costa Rica
ประเทศคอสตาริก้า
nước Costa Rica

Costa Rica

[ˈkɒstəˈriːkə] NCosta Rica f
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Costa Rica

[ˌkɒstəˈriːkə] nCosta Rica mcost centre nposte m de fraiscost-conscious [ˈkɒstkɒnʃəs] adjsoucieux/euse de ses dépenses fashion-consciouscost control ncontrôle m des coûtscost-cutting [ˈkɒstkʌtɪŋ]
nréduction f des coûts
modif [measures, exercise] → de réduction des coûtscost-effective [ˌkɒstɪˈfɛktɪv] adj [+ method, manner, solution] → rentablecost-effectively [ˌkɒstɪˈfɛktɪvli] adv [operate] → de manière rentablecost-effectiveness [ˌkɒstɪˈfɛktɪvnɪs] n [drug, treatment] → rapport m coût-efficacité
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Costa Rica

nCosta Rica nt
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Costa Rica

[ˈkɒstəˈriːkə] nCosta Rica
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Costa Rica

كوستاريكا Kostarika Costa Rica Costa Rica Κόστα Ρίκα Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica Kostarika Costa Rica コスタリカ 코스타리카 Costa Rica Costa Rica Kostaryka Costa Rica Коста-Рика Costa Rica ประเทศคอสตาริก้า Kosta Rika nước Costa Rica 哥斯达黎加
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He married Beryl Garcia, one of the beauties of Costa Rica, and, having purloined a considerable sum of public money, he changed his name to Vandeleur and fled to England, where he established a school in the east of Yorkshire.
Another heading was "Argentine," another "Costa Rica," and another "San Paulo," each with pages of signs and figures after it.
Costa Rica showed their 3-1 win over Uruguay was no fluke as they took the game to Italy in impressive style.
Uruguay fell victim to the Central American nation in their opening Group D game and now the Italians will play Costa Rica on Friday at the hottest time of the day in Recife.
Since Costa Rica ended the state-run monopoly in August 2008, nine new insurers have begun doing business in the country.
Recently, Memphis marylena Choimet, 2009 was described in Costa Rica and Memphis aureola pueblaensis Dottax & Salazar, 2009 in Mexico.
The new campaign, titled 'Costa Rica 's Million Dollar Gift of Happiness,' will run from October 6, 2011 to February 5, 2012, and will give away USD1m worth of week-long Costa Rican vacations.
have provided Costa Rica's citizens with a relatively high standard

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