It is located in the far southern portion of the North American continent next to Panama.
Anything that is South of Panama is considered to be on the South American continent.
It is bordered on the South by Panama, on the North by Nicaragua, on the East by the Caribbean, and on the West by the Pacific.
It is the Size of West Virginia, has about 4 million souls living in the country and its Capital is San Jose which is located somewhat in the middle of the country on their "Central Plain" which sets approximately 3,800 feet above sea level.
Geologic forces actually pushed the land mass now known as Costa Rica up out of the sea approximately 260 million years ago that resulted in the "Isthmus" of Panama to come about connecting the North American continent to the South American continent.
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