The oficial symbol of the coutry is based on th desugn that as proposed in 1848. The flag is used as a national ensign and it also contains the coat of arms printed on the national flag. There is also a civil flag used as unofficial symbol that ommits an emblem. The official birthday of the flag is 27 november since then the flag changed slightly. Hanges mainly concerned the place of the national emblem. The national coat of arms changed tice in 1964 and 1998 and equal changes were made to reflect it.
Since 1848 the national flag had many changes. The first flag consisted of three horizontal stripes: white on the top and on the bottom and yello in the center. Later the coat of arms of the country was changed and placed in the center of the flag. The last version was simlar to te national flag of Thailand that was adopted 11 years later. Also it reassemble the flag of Northen Korea that came in use 48 years later in 1948.
Capital city:San José
Total area:51,100 km2
Formation:15. 9. 1821
Currency:costa rican colón (CRC)
By continents:North America,