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Flag of Small Costa Rican FlagCosta Rica

Formal Name: Republic of Costa Rica
Local Name: Costa Rica
Local Formal Name: República de Costa Rica
Region: Central America
Associations: United Nations
Capital City: San Jose
Main Cities: Alajuela, Cartago
ISO 3166 Code: CR
Population: 4,579,000
Area: 51,100km²
Currency: 1 Costa Rican Colon = 100 centimos
Languages: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic
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Flag of Costa Rica

Date Flag first adopted: November 27th, 1906
Description: Five horizontal bands of blue (top), white, red (double width), white, and blue, with the coat of arms in a white elliptical disk on the hoist side of the red band; above the coat of arms a light blue ribbon contains the words, AMERICA CENTRAL, and just below it near the top of the coat of arms is a white ribbon with the words, REPUBLICA COSTA RICA.