Flag of Costa Rica

Flag of Costa Rica

The flag of Costa Rica is composed of five horizontal stripes of blue, white, red, white, and blue colors in the ratio 1: 1: 2: 1: 1. On the left side of the red stripe, a national coat of arms from 1848 is placed, though it was redesigned in 1906. The emblem consists of an image of three Costa Rican volcanoes surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean on whose surface a sailboat sails. Moreover, the sun rises above the volcanoes and it dominates the sky along with seven five-pointed stars, which represent the seven provinces of Costa Rica. The coat of arms also contains two inscriptions - REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA and CENTRAL AMERICA. The red stripe was added on the flag in 1848 - since that time the flag resembles the French tricolor and thus indirectly celebrates the French Revolution.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Managua 6,071,045 130,000 km2
Flag of Panama Panama Panama City 3,405,813 75,517 km2

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Main information

Country
Costa Rica
Capital city
San José
Population
4,667,096 (2013)
Total area
51,100 km2
Formation
15. 9. 1821
Highest point
Cerro Chirripo (3,810 m)
GDP
$ 12,545 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
costa rican colón (CRC)
Code
CR (CRI)
Calling code
+506
Internet TLD
.cr

Country is member of

By continents
North America

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Kostarika (San José)
English
Costa Rica (San José)
German
Costa Rica (San José)
French
Costa Rica (San José)
Italian
Costa Rica (San José)
Spanish
Costa Rica (San José)
Russian
Коста-Рика (Сан-Хосе)
Slovak
Kostarika (San José)
Polish
Kostaryka (San José)
Portuguese
Costa Rica (San José)
Chinese
哥斯达黎加 (圣何塞)
Japanese
コスタリカ (サンノゼ)
Turkish
Kosta Rika (San José)
Norwegian
Costa Rica (San José)
Swedish
Costa Rica (San José)
Hungarian
Costa Rica (San José)
Dutch
Costa Rica (San Jose)
Danish
Costa Rica (San José)
Finnish
Costa Rica (San José)
Hebrew
קוסטה ריקה (סן חוזה)

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