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The Birthday

This day is the birthday of Costa Rica. We captured a few images on second street. Central America became independent from Spain on September 15th 1821 although Costa Rica was not aware of this situation until at least a month later. It briefly became part of the Mexican empire, then a state within the Central American United Provinces. The first elected head of state was Juan Mora Fernánez, who governed from 1824 to 1833. During his time in office, export of coffee, introduced in 1808 from Cuba, began in modest amounts. The rest of the 19th Century saw a steady increase in coffee exports, and this turned Costa Rica from an extremely poor and struggling country into a more successful and worldly one. (Text from Lonely Planet, Facts about Costa Rica 2002)

Costa Rica 15. September Birthday of Costa Rica Phototour and Pictures  Costa Rica 15. September Birthday of Costa Rica Phototour and Pictures

Costa Rica 15. September Birthday of Costa Rica Phototour and Pictures  Costa Rica 15. September Birthday of Costa Rica Phototour and Pictures



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