Costa Rica, located in Central America, is officially known as the Republic of Costa Rica. It was the 1st nation in the world to constitutionally put an end to its army. Costa Rica is a member of the UN and the Organization of American States. It is an agricultural country and industry and tourism are being expanded at a reasonable speed. Prime industries that contribute towards the economy of Costa Rica are electronics, software development, financial outsourcing, pharmaceuticals and ecotourism. Industries of Costa Rica are textiles and clothing, microprocessors, food processing, medical equipment, construction materials, fertilizer are plastic products.