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Costa Rica
9°56′N 84°5′W
FAMOUS COSTARICANS

ÓSCAR ARIAS SÁNCHEZ
He is a Costa Rican politician who was President of Costa Rica from 2006 to 2010. He previously served as President from 1986 to 1990 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to end civil wars then raging in several other Central American countries.

JUAN SANTAMARIA
He is officially recognized as the national hero of the Republic of Costa Rica. A national holiday in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría Day, is held every April 11 to commemorate his death.
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Official language(s): Spanish

Capital: San José

Population: 4,3 mill.

Currency: Costa Rican Colón (CRC)