Costa Rica (Spanish: literally, "Rich Coast"), officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: República de Costa Rica), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 4.9 million, in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers; over 300,000 live in the capital and largest city, San José, which had a population of an estimated 333,980 in 2015.
Measures of Freedom
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 90, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
2014: 7.91, Rank: 38, Personal Freedom: 8.26, Economic Freedom: 7.56, Democracy Index: 7.61
2014: 7.56, Rank: 28
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