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Colon (CRC) is the currency in Costa Rica

Facts about Colon

  • Country:
    Costa Rica
  • Currency:
    Colon
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    CRC
  • Short for the currency:
  • Currency subunits:
    100 centimos

The colón is the currency in Costa Rica. It was introduced in 1896 and replaced the Costa Rican peso. The currency has been given it's name after Christopher Columbus. The currency has a fixed exchange rate to US dollar at 0.0019.

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Costa Rica is a republic in Central America with borders to Nicaragua and Panama. The capital is San José and the official language is spanish. Costa Rica was the first country in the world to totally abolish its army. The economy is mainly based on tourism and export. Eco-tourism is a popular event in the national parks of Costa Rica.

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