September 5, 2018
As of September 1, 2018, the 5 millionth Costa Rican was born around 9:30p.m. The rate of growth has been slow and steady for the country. In 1953 the population of Costa Rica was 1 million, and the number has gradually increased over the past 65 years.
The president of Costa Rica took to Twitter over the weekend to celebrate the milestone:
“We received #Baby5M! We welcome you with a lot of love; love for you, for your family and for Costa Rica. You came to a country that is working to be better for all people because #CadaPersonaCuenta”
We welcome you to the world, Baby 5 Million! We look forward to more growth and happiness to come for Costa Rica.