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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica ranks 83rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Vietnam, Montenegro, and North Korea. Memorable people born in present day Costa Rica include Óscar Arias, Chavela Vargas, and José Figueres Ferrer. Memorable people who died in Costa Rica include José Figueres Ferrer, Francisco Morazán, and Pedro Arias Dávila. Costa Rica has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and soccer players.

Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers. An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José, with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1784 and 1998, present day Costa Rica was the birth place of 98 globally memorable people, including Óscar Arias, Chavela Vargas, and José Figueres Ferrer. Additionaly, 15 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Costa Rica including José Figueres Ferrer, Francisco Morazán, and Pedro Arias Dávila.

People Born in Present Day Costa Rica

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People Deceased in Present Day Costa Rica

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Most individuals born in present day Costa Rica were soccer players (74), politicians (18), singers (1), astronauts (1), and diplomats (1),  while most who died were politicians (11), soccer players (2), explorers (1), and businesspeople (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Costa Rica, including Keylor Navas, Paulo Wanchope, and Bryan Ruiz. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Costa Rica, including Keylor Navas, Paulo Wanchope, and Roberto Gayón.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 14 globally memorable people born in present day Costa Rica since 1700.