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The C&MA entered Costa Rica in 1975 and consists of four organized churches and more than 2,000 inclusive members. Currently, our workers are partnering with national church leaders in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. They are involved in English as a Second language classes, leadership training, and more.

Alliance workers who serve in Latin American countries complete one year of language study in Costa Rica before transitioning to their country of service.

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National Church

The Christian and Missionary Alliance of Costa Rica: 4 organized churches, 1 unorganized group, 6 ordained ministers, 612 baptized members, and 2,120 inclusive members

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The Alliance at Work in Costa Rica

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Demographics

Population
Population—4,016,173
Infant mortality rate—9.9/1,000
Life expectancy—76.8
Capital City
San José (1,527,300) pop.
Geography
Slightly larger than Vermont and New Hampshire combined, Costa Rica (19,730 sq. mi.) has rich agricultural land, lowlands, and an interior plateau.
Languages
Spanish (official)
English
Ethnicity/Race
White/Mestizo—94%
Black—3%
Amerindian—1%
Chinese—1%
other—1%
Economy
Per capita income—$9,600
Inflation—11.5%
Unemployment—6.6%
Literacy rate—96% (2003 est.)
Government/Political Climate
Democratic republic. The standard of living is relatively high, and land ownership is widespread.
Religion
Roman Catholic—76.3%
Evangelical—13.7%
Jehovah’s Witness—1.3%
other Protestant—0.7%
other—4.8%
none—3.2%

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