Costa Rica (costa)

Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. In 1949, Costa Rica dissolved its armed forces. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.

Details
Formation Date 1600
Territory 51060.00 (Sq. Km)
Military Personel 9800
Population 4872166
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Calderonista Invasion of Costa Rican 1955 1955 1955 unknown unknown
Calderonista Invasion of Costa Rican 1948 1948 1948 unknown unknown
Costa Rican Civil War 1948 1948 1948 unknown unknown
Costa Rica and Panama: Border Dispute 1921 1921 1921 unknown unknown
Costa Rica Counterrevolution 1919 1919 1919 unknown unknown
Costa Rica Revolution 1917 1917 1917 unknown unknown
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Establishment Date Territory Area
2013 51060.00
2012 51060.00
2011 51060.00
2010 51060.00
2009 51060.00
2008 51060.00
2007 51060.00
2006 51060.00
2005 51060.00
2004 51060.00
2003 51060.00
2002 51060.00
2001 51060.00
2000 51060.00
1999 51060.00
1998 51060.00
1997 51060.00
1996 51060.00
1995 51060.00
1994 51060.00
1993 51060.00
1992 51060.00
1991 51060.00
1990 51060.00
1989 51060.00
1988 51060.00
1987 51060.00
1986 51060.00
1985 51060.00
1984 51060.00
1983 51060.00
1982 51060.00
1981 51060.00
1980 51060.00
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Date Military Personnel
2012 9800
2011 9800
2010 9800
2009 9800
2008 10000
2007 10000
2006 10000
2003 17000
2002 25900
2001 21900
2000 15400
1999 15400
1998 15400
1997 15400
1996 16200
1995 16200
1994 8000
1993 8000
1992 8000
1991 8000
1990 8000
1989 8000
1985 13200
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Date Expenditure Exchange Rate Us Doller Equivalence
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Date Population
2013 4872166
2012 4805295
2011 4737680
2010 4669685
2009 4601424
2008 4532711
2007 4463226
2006 4392493
2005 4320130
2004 4246336
2003 4171145
2002 4093840
2001 4013488
2000 3929588
1999 3841734
1998 3750585
1997 3658020
1996 3566605
1995 3478197
1994 3393575
1993 3312307
1992 3233568
1991 3155979
1990 3078551
1989 3001196
1988 2924348
1987 2848141
1986 2772823
1985 2698616
1984 2625561
1983 2553714
1982 2483355
1981 2414832
1980 2348427
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