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Spanish Culture Ch. 4
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nicaragua and panama
la moneda oficial
el valle central
the capital lies in central valley. This valley is the most populated region and it's surrounded by several volcanoes
irazú, barva, poás, arenal
El volcán Arenal
Sits near Lake Arenal. Dormant until 1968. It's the most active volcano in Costa Rica. (active=activity in the last 10,000 years)
coffee, the main crop in Costa Rica's Central Valley
El Parque Nacional Corcovado
on the Osa Peninsula, a tropical rain forest that gets almost 6 meters (20 feet) of rain per year
El Parque Nacional Tortuguero
located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The park is home to endangered green sea turtles, jaguars, and howler monkeys
reserves, protected habitats for rare insects, birds, and mammals
La Reserva Biológica del Bosque Nuboso de Monteverde
The Monteverde Cloud Forest is a natural preserve home to more than 400 species of birds, 490 species of butterflies, 2500 species of plants, and 100 species of mammals. It is in danger of extinction.
El perezoso de tres dedos
The three-toed sloth moves very slowly and spends most of its time in forest treetops.
a tropical bird that lives in protected reserves/cloud forests
El perro de los naranjos
a giant swallowtail butterfly seen in March and April
La lapa roja
The scarlet macaw is seen on the Osa Peninsula.
El mono congo
Howler monkey known for its loud yell
payaso costumes worn during some festivals
las fiestas patronales
On patron saints' days you can see young people dressed up in payaso costumes, dancing to live music.
El Día de Juan Santamaría
commemorates the death of national hero Juan Santamaría, who died fighting against the invader William Walker in 1856.
El día de Boyero
a festival for oxcart drivers that is celebrated the second sunday in march
On Christopher Columbus' fourth voyage, 33% of the men of his crew were between the ages of 13 and 18
a renowned artist known for his paintings of Costa Rican countryside
Jorge Jiménez Deredia
artist famous for his modern sculptures in marble and bronze
el gallo pinto
A dish of rice and beans eaten for breakfast
la olla de carne
A traditional stew made out of meat and vegetables such as sweet potatoes, squash, corn, and potatoes
las caras blancas
white faced monkeys; like to steal; prey on tourists
% of land protected
27% of land in Costa Rica has protected wilderness for wildlife. This is far greater than any other country in the world.
what are the colors of the flag?
red, white, and blue
what is in the middle of the flag?
the coat of arms
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