Capital: San José

Population: 5,061,683 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Costa Rican Colón (CRC)

Official Language: Spanish

Unofficial Language: English

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: White, Mulato, Mestizo, Black, Indigenous, and others

Largest Cities: San José, Puerto Limón, San Francisco

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Democratic Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1) 

Maundy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Juan Santamaria Day / Battle of Rivas (April 11)

Labor Day (May 1)

Annexation of Guanacaste Day (July 25)

Patron Saint Day / Our Lady of Los Ángeles (August 2)

Mother’s Day (August 15)

Independence Day (September 15)

Cultures National Day (October 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)