The Costa Rican Government

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Since the nineteenth century, when Costa Rica gained independence from Spain, on September fifteenth, 1821, there have been few interruptions in this democratic development. With a population of over 3.8 million Spanish-speaking residents, Costa Rica, a largely agricultural country, has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism sectors. This democratic republic has very high temperatures being only about seven hundred miles from the equator. Surrounded by two well-known bodies of water, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, It is a great tourist attraction. One very important aspect of Costa Rica is its very stable government.

The Costa Rican government, a democratic republic, is very strong. It follows its ruling on a constitution which was ratified on November seventh, 1949. Through suffrage, which is permitted at age eighteen, the president, vice president, and second vice president are elected. In the Supreme Court twenty-two justices are elected for eight-year terms.

Currency in Costa Rica consists of colones. For one U.S. dollar, you would receive 359.82 colones! Throughout all seven provinces, Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, and San Jose (the capitol), president Abel Pacheco is under control. The Costa Rican law system is based on the Spanish civil law system. The governmental aspect of Costa Rica is complex, strong, and great for carrying our the needs of the country.

Costa Rica is one of many lucky countries to be under a very committed rule. The part most people would not know is that there are two vice presidents, which doesn't seem like a bad idea. I would say that the government seems able to withstand anything. As you can see, Costa Rica is warm, sunny, and a great country in everyway.