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Costa Ricans pride themselves on having a society "different" from the rest of Central America.They point to their country's high levels of education and health, its renowned national parks, and its history of democracy and political stability.In the 1850s, Costa Rican troops joined Nicaraguans and Hondurans to defeat William Walker's pro-slavery filibusters.This campaign sparked proto-nationalist sentiment, and it was only then that the term nación began to be used to refer to Costa Rica rather than to all of Central America. Elites had to improvise a national identity following independence.Costa Rica has a level of biodiversity—4 to 7 percent of the world total—unmatched by any other nation its size. In 2000, Costa Rica's population was four million, with 60 percent living in the Central Valley in and around Cartago, San José, Heredia, and Alajuela.
Concentrated in Limón Province, Afro-Costa Ricans—the descendants of Jamaican and other British West Indians who immigrated in the nineteenth century for work on the Atlantic Railroad, plantations, and docks—are more widely perceived as "black." (These Afro-Costa Ricans are part of an English-speaking Protestant group extending along the entire Caribbean coast of Central America.) Blacks—denied Costa Rican nationality until 1948—were blocked by law and discrimination from working elsewhere, so Limón remained culturally distinct until the mid-twentieth century.The six reserves on the Pacific side of the Talamanca cordillera and in the nearby lowlands also are home to the Bribris and Cabécares and to smaller numbers of Borucas (or Bruncas) and Teribes (or Térrabas), the latter two groups having assimilated into the peasant population. Many move between these communities and Panama, and until 1991 those born in Costa Rica lacked identity documents and access to state services.The Guaymíes maintain their language and distinct way of life, despite growing reliance on wage labor.The meseta is in the Central Valley—an area five times as large as the plateau— which includes three other cities in addition to San José.Temperature varies with altitude, averaging over 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) in the coastal lowlands, but only 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) at the higher elevations.
The major Atlantic port, Limón, is unprotected from tropical storms.