Costa Rica Bordering Countries: Nicaragua
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Where is Costa Rica?
Map of Costa Rica Provinces
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Costa Rica Cities:
Alajuela, Barranca, Bribri, Buenos Aires, Canas, Cartago, Coco, Corredor, Dominical, Drake, Golfito, Grecia, Guacimo, Guardia, Hacienda Murcielago, Heredia, Jaco, Katsi, La Cruz, Lepanto, Liberia, Liverpool, Los Chiles, Matina, Medio Queso, Moin, Montezuma, Nicoya, Nosara, Nuevo Arenal, Palmar Sur, Parismina, Pital, Puerto Jesus, Puerto Jimenez, Puerto Limon, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puntarenas, Quepos, Quesada, Rincon, Samara, Santiago, San Ignacio, San Isidro de El General, San Jose, San Marcos, San Vito, Santa Cruz, Siquirres, Tamarindo, Turrialba, and Upala.
Costa Rica Provinces:
Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, and San Jose.
Costa Rica Locations:
Bahia de Coronado, Caribbean Sea, Golfo de Nicoya, Golfo de Papagayo, Golfo Dulce, Isla de Chira, Lago Arenal, Pacific Ocean, Rio Estrella, Rio Frio, Rio General, Rio Lari, Rio Pirris, Rio Reventazon, Rio San Carlos, Rio San Juan, Rio Sarapiqui, Rio Sucio, Rio Telire, Rio Tempisque, and Rio Terraba.
Costa Rica Natural Resources:
Costa Rica's natural resources include hydropower.
Costa Rica Natural Hazards:
Costa Rica has active volcanoes and occasional earthquakes. Other natural hazards for this country include hurricanes along the Atlantic coast, frequent flooding of the lowlands at the onset of the rainy season, and landslides.
Costa Rica Environmental Issues:
The country of Costa Rica has numerous environmental issues. Some of these issues include deforestation that is largely due to the clearing of land for cattle ranching and agriculture. As a result, there is soil erosion. Costa Rica also has problems with air pollution and coastal marine pollution. There are concerns with both the protection of fisheries and solid waste management as well.
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