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ID: 7005364
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005364

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Costa Rica (nation)  Costa Rica (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 10 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 10.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 084 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -84.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by small, independent tribes of Boruca, Carib, Chorotega, Corobici and Nahua when Columbus landed in 1502; after many battles with native peoples, conquered by Spain in 1563; part of Nicaraguan intendency in 18th century; part of Mexican Empire 1821; official language is Spanish, though a Jamaican dialect of English is also spoken in some places.

Names:
Costa Rica (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ named by Columbus in 1502, for the gold he found along the coast
Costa Rica (Spanish-P,U,N)
Costa Rica (French-P,U,N)
República de Costa Rica (C,V,O,Spanish,U,N)
Republic of Costa Rica (C,O,English,U,N)
République du Costa Rica (C,O,French,U,N)
Коста-Рика (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Коста-Рика (C,O,Russian,U)
哥斯达黎加 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
哥斯达黎加共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
هوس خارٍكا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً هوس خارٍكا (C,O,Arabic,U)
CRI (C,O,ISO3L)
CR (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO188 (C,O,ISO3N)
CS00 (C,O,FIPS)
Nueva Cartago (H,V)
Costa Rican (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Costa Rica (nation)  ........  Costa Rica (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Central America (general region)  ........  Central America (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Costa Rica (nation)  ............  Costa Rica (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  became a sovereign republic in 1838
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
province (H)  ............  of Spain, in 1540, though native people were not conquered for a number of years after this

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  San José .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Costa Rica, San José) [7005943]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1945

Sources and Contributors:
Коста-Рика..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Республика Коста-Рика..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
哥斯达黎加..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
哥斯达黎加共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
هوس خارٍكا..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
جُهور ةً هوس خارٍكا..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Costa Rica..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 589
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:208
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 3:664-665
.......................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-23
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 46
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 294-295
Costa Rican..........  [VP]
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 9
CR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
CRI..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 765
CS00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accesed 01/20/99
ISO188..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
Nueva Cartago..........  [VP]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 208
República de Costa Rica..........  [VP]
.........................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 579
Republic of Costa Rica..........  [VP]
.........................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 153-154
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République du Costa Rica..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 11 June 2009
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 579
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 589
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 153-154
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 208; 1:208
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 664-665; 3:664-665
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 765
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accesed 01/20/99
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-23
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 46
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 9
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 294-295
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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