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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Costa Rica.
Who wrote the Costa Rican national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Costa Rica officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Costa Rica is "Himno Nacional de Costa Rica" which means in English "National Anthem of Costa Rica".
Costa Rica's anthem lyrics were written by Jose Maria ZELEDON Brenes and the music was written by Manuel Maria GUTIERREZ.
Adopted 1949; The Anthem's Music Was Originally Written For An 1853 Welcome Ceremony For Diplomatic Missions From The United States And United Kingdom; The Lyrics Were Added In 1903.
National anthem of Costa Rica free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Costa Rica's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Costa Rica national anthem on Youtube
Costa Rican anthem lyrics (English translation)
Noble homeland, your beautiful flag
Proof of your life it gives us
Under the unsullied blue of your skies,
Peace rests, white and pure.
In the tenacious struggle of fruitful toil,
That which brings a glow to men's faces,
Your sons, simple farm hands,
Gained eternal renown, esteem and honor.
Eternal renown, esteem and honor.
Hail, gentle homeland!
Hail, mother of love!
When anyone should attempt to besmirch your glory,
You will see your people, valiant and virile,
The rustic tool into a weapon transform.
Hail, O homeland! Your prodigal soil
Sweet shelter and sustenance gives us.
Under the unsullied blue of your sky,
May peace and labor ever live!
Note: This is not a direct translation but an adaption of the original text, the goal was to convey the message, the essence of the anthem, not to give a literal translation.
You can find more information about Costa Rican anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Costa Rican national anthem sheet music - See link.


Costa Rica
Costa Rican national symbol: clay-colored robin known as Yiguirro.

Costa Rica flag

Conventional short form country name: Costa Rica.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Costa Rica.
Local short form country name: Costa Rica.
Local long form country name: Republica de Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Government Type: democratic republic.
Democratic republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them. 
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