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Republic of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica

Also known as: Costa Rica (Deutsch, español, Italiano, Português), le Costa Rica (français), Kostaryka (polski), 哥斯達黎加 (正體中文), コスタリカ (日本語), Ora Opulenta (latine)

Continent: Central America

Capital: San José

Area: 51,060 km²

Population: 4,930,258

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Angels

Religions: Roman Catholic 71.8%, Evangelical and Pentecostal 12.3%, other Protestant 2.6%, Jehovah's Witness 0.5%, other 2.4%, none 10.4%

Languages: Spanish (official), English

Ethnic Groups: white or mestizo 83.6%, mulatto 6.7%, indigenous 2.4%, black of African descent 1.1%, other 1.1%, none 2.9%, unspecified 2.2%

Motto: Vivan siempre el trabajo y la paz (Spanish) (Long live work and peace)

Neighbouring Countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua, → Panama Panama

Circumscriptions (8): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (7)

Roman Rite (8): Alajuela, Cartago, Ciudad Quesada, Limón, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General, San José, Tilarán–Liberia

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (9), Basilicas Basilicas (2), National Shrines National Shrines (2)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Costa Rica Archbishop Antonio Arcari (65)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de Costa Rica (C.E.CO.R.) Link Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (63)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Secretariado Episcopal de América Central y Panamá (S.E.D.A.C.) Link Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. (61)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (76)

as of 2018.10.24

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