Costa Rica

geographical name
Cos·​ta Ri·​ca | \ ˌkȯ-stə-ˈrē-kə How to pronounce Costa Rica (audio) , ˌkō- \

Definition of Costa Rica

country of Central America between Nicaragua and Panama and between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific; a republic with its capital at San José area 19,730 square miles (51,100 square kilometers), population 4,987,000

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Costa Rican \ ˌkȯ-​stə-​ˈrē-​kən How to pronounce Costa Rica (audio) , ˌkō-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Costa Rica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Costa%20Rica. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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