Let’s take a trip to costa rica!

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  1. 1. Lets Take a Trip to Costa Rica!
  2. 2. President of Costa Rica
    Laura Chinchilla is Costa Ricas first female President, she assumed office on May 8, 2010
  3. 3. Costa Rican Flag
    The Costa Rican flag was adopted in November 27, 1906. The first lady, Pacifica Fernandez Oriamuno designed the flag in 1848.
    The color blue: the sky
    The color white: clear thinking
    The color red: the warmth of the Costa Rican people and the blood shed for freedom.
  4. 4. Coat of Arms
    The Coat of Arms was adopted September 29, 1848.
    The stars symbolizes the seven provinces of the country
    Volcanoes represent the three mountain ranges in the country
    The extensive valley between two oceans represent the Pacific ocean and Caribbean
    The merchant ship represent the maritime history of the country
    The golden frame represents the golden bead which is the coffee.
  5. 5. Butterfly
    Linnaeus butterfly of Costa Rica
  6. 6. Hummingbird
    The Costa Rican Colibr
  7. 7. Map of Costa Rica
  8. 8. Currency
    1 U.S. dollar =510.60 Costa Rican colons
  9. 9. The Peace Pilgrim
    Statue of the Peace Pilgrim, by Costa Rican sculptor
    Fernando Calvo
  10. 10. Juan Santamaria
    Juan Santamaria is Costa Ricas national hero, he defended Costa Ricas territory in the Civil War against the filibusters in Nicaragua on April 11, 1856.
  11. 11. The National Theater
    The National Theater opened to the public on October 21, 1897 one of the most accomplished architectural structures in Costa Rica.
  12. 12. References
    Costa Rica. (2011). Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved on October 10, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica