Definition of Costa Rica in English:

Costa Rica

proper noun

  • A republic in Central America on the Isthmus of Panama; population 5,400,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Spanish; capital, San José.

Colonized by Spain in the early 16th century, Costa Rica achieved independence in 1823 and emerged as a separate country in 1838 after fourteen years within the United Provinces of Central America

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘rich coast’.

Pronunciation

Costa Rica

/ˌkɒstə ˈriːkə/