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Costa Rica*

General Country Information
Capital: San José
Population: 4,516,220 (July 2010)
Form of Government:
Presidential Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 1.438 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.877 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 34,066 (2009)
Internet users: 1.46 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.46
World Rank 2005/2006: 74

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Asociación Costarricense de Padres de Niños Excepcionales
Del Abastecedor Robert 200 S
75 E Guadalupe,
San José
Costa Rica
Tel: +506-234-0831
Fax: +506-245-2635

Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Ciegas (National Asociation of Blind Mothers)
c/o Inst de Rehab y Formacin Helen Keller
AP 456-1011 Y Griega
San José
Costa Rica
Email: jorilea@racsa.co.cr
Tel: +506-226-2542 / +506-226-2542     
Fax: +506-286-1654

Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Costa Rica (ANSACOR)
Apartado: 6552 - 1000
San José, 1000
Costa Rica

Email: anascor74@gmail.com
Fax: +506-22-578074   

Consejo Nacional de Rehabilitación y Educación Especial (CNREE)
San José
Costa Rica
Email: info@cnree.go.cr
Tel: +506-2237-5523      
Fax: +506-2260-1855

Costa Rica's National Muscular Dystrophy Association
Costa Rica
Tel: +506-394-8495 / +506-394-8495     
Fax: +506-260-1855

Federación Costarricense de Organizaciones de Personas con Discapacidad - DPI National Assembly
Maritza Parini
Calle 18-20 Avenidas 9 y 11
Barrio Mexico (del Cuerpo de Bomberos) 100 Sur Casa 1808
San José
Costa Rica
Email: maritzaparini@hotmail.com
Tel: +506-221-3069 / +506-374-1631     
Fax: +506-221-3069 

Patronato Nacional de Ciegos
Plaza González Viquez, Barrio Vasconia
de la Ferreteria el Pipiolo 300 metros sur y 50 este
San José
Costa Rica
Email: info@panaci.go.cr
Tel: +506-2286-0302     
Fax: +506-2286-4609