Bird stamps from Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.

Costa Rica constitutionally abolished its army permanently in 1949.It is the only Latin American country in the list of the world's 22 oldest democracies.

Costa Rica has consistently been among the top Latin American countries in the Human Development Index (HDI), ranked 62nd in the world in 2012.

Costa Rica was cited by the United Nations United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2010 as one of the countries that have attained much higher human development than other countries at the same income levels,and in 2011 was highlighted by UNDP for being a good performer on environmental sustainability and having a better record on human development and inequality than the median of their region. It was also the only country to meet all five criteria established to measure environmental sustainability.

The country is ranked fifth in the world, and first among the Americas, in terms of the 2012 Environmental Performance Index.

In 2007, the Costa Rican government announced plans for Costa Rica to become the first carbon-neutral country by 2021.

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) ranked Costa Rica first in its 2009 Happy Planet Index, and once again in 2012.

The NEF also ranked Costa Rica in 2009 as the greenest country in the world. In 2012 Costa Rica became the first country in the American continent to ban recreational hunting after the country’s legislature approved the popular measure by a wide margin.

Historians have classified the indigenous people of Costa Rica as belonging to the Intermediate Area, where the peripheries of the Mesoamerican and Andean native cultures overlapped. More recently, pre-Columbian Costa Rica has also been described as part of the Isthmo-Colombian Area. The northwest of the country, Nicoya Peninsula, was the southernmost reach of the Nahuatl culture when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 16th century. The rest of the country was influenced by various Chibcha speaking indigenous groups.

The impact of indigenous peoples on modern Costa Rican culture has been relatively small compared to other nations, since the country lacked a strong native civilization to begin with. Most of the native population was absorbed into the Spanish-speaking colonial society through inter-marriage, except for some small remnants, the most significant of which are the Bribri and Boruca tribes who still inhabit the mountains of the Cordillera de Talamanca, in the southern part of Costa Rica, near the frontier with Panama.

The NEF also ranked Costa Rica in 2009 as the greenest country in the world. In 2012 Costa Rica became the first country in the American continent to ban recreational hunting after the country’s legislature approved the popular measure by a wide margin.
Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1979.01   24.05.1979   International year of the child      
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
1col     215     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     
2col     215     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     = 1col
20col     215     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     = 1col
1980.01   23.12.1980   Fauna   4v set   
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
2.10col     37     Harpy Eagle    Harpia harpyja     
2.50col     73     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
1984.01   09.01.1984   Birds      
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi Blue-diademed Motmot Momotus lessonii Green Violetear Colibri thalassinus Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
10c     88     Resplendent Quetzal    Pharomachrus mocinno     
50c     235     Red-legged Honeycreeper    Cyanerpes cyaneus     
1col     215     Clay-colored Thrush    Turdus grayi     
1.50col     94     Blue-diademed Motmot    Momotus lessonii     
3col     86     Green Violetear    Colibri thalassinus     
10col     183     Blue-and-white Swallow    Notiochelidon cyanoleuca     
1990.01   21.12.1990   America   4v strip   
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus
18col     73     Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao     
18col     73     Great Green Macaw    Ara ambiguus     
1992.01   05.12.1992   America   2v set   
Cocos Finch Pinaroloxias inornata
35col     235     Cocos Finch    Pinaroloxias inornata     
1995.01   25.12.1995   America   4v set   
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria
30col     24     Jabiru    Jabiru mycteria     
1995.02   25.12.1995   America   4v sheet   1995.01
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria
30col     24     Jabiru    Jabiru mycteria     
2001.01   05.04.2001   America      
Cocos Cuckoo Coccyzus ferrugineus Cocos Finch Pinaroloxias inornata
95col     76     Cocos Cuckoo    Coccyzus ferrugineus     
115col     235     Cocos Finch    Pinaroloxias inornata     
2003.01   03.09.2003   Cocori, child tale   11v sheet   
Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco
25col     104     Toco Toucan    Ramphastos toco     
2006.01   25.08.2006   Isla del Coco national park   10v sheet   
Red-footed Booby Sula sula American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
180col     31     Red-footed Booby    Sula sula     
180col     230     American Yellow Warbler    Setophaga aestiva     
180col     66     Brown Noddy    Anous stolidus     
2007.01   17.08.2007   National parks fauna   4v set   
Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata
235col     86     Green-crowned Brilliant    Heliodoxa jacula     
235col     78     Spectacled Owl    Pulsatrix perspicillata     
2010.01   24.06.2010   Upaep   2x2v sheet   
Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi
280col     215     Clay-colored Thrush    Turdus grayi     
2010.02   24.08.2010   Birds in danger of extinction   Sheet   
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Yellow-tailed Oriole Icterus mesomelas Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja
400col     25     Roseate Spoonbill    Platalea ajaja     
400col     232     Yellow-tailed Oriole    Icterus mesomelas     
1000col     37     Crested Eagle    Morphnus guianensis     
1000col     37     Harpy Eagle    Harpia harpyja
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6 March 2017 at 00:57 ×

Kindly contact me if you are genuinely interested in swapping your stamps.I have many stamps of Asia.

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