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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

CRI

Website

Costa Rica

Established

9/15/1821

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

3/7/2004


Institutions

Costa Rican Executive

Costa Rican Legislature

Province

Alajuela

Cartago

Guanacaste

Heredia

Limón

Puntarenas

San José


DESCRIPTION

Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Costa Rica conventional short form: Costa Rica local long form: Republica de Costa Rica local short form: Costa Rica Government type: democratic republic Capital: San Jose Administrative divisions: 7 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, San Jose Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain) National holiday: Independence Day, 15 September (1821) Constitution: 7 November 1949 Legal system: based on Spanish civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal and compulsory


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MEDIA

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Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

7/3/2013 7:00 pm

Oops

Costa Rican legislature accidentally passes gay marriage legalization

Homegrown Democrat

6/7/2007 5:00 am

News

Costa Rica breaks relations with Taiwan

kal

2/22/2007 12:00 pm

News

U.S. Tourist in Costa Rica Kills Mugger

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