Costa Rica

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National Data

Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica Flag
Country Costa Rica
Country code CR
City San José
Form of government Unitary Presidential Republic
Size in km² 51060
Population 4807850
Year of construction 1958


Building

Type Horseshoe
Volume 56700
Architect José María Barrantes (CR)


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Introduction

The "Asamblea Legislativa" meets in the so-called "Edificio Central" which was designed to house the presidential palace. Works started in 1937 soon had to be terminated due to World War II and the lack of building materials. Construction proceeded in 1957, and the legislature moved into the premises in 1958. The legislature’s new building, a 76 million dollar monumental bridge construction spanning the old building and its surrounding area overhead, is due for completion in 2018.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 57 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 14.918
Number of women 19 HDI 0,766
Pop. per MP 84.348 Democracy index 7,96
CO2 total 7.641 CO2 per capita 1,55

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