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Facts about Nicaragua

Administrative divisions: 15 departments (departamentos , singular - departamento) and 2 autonomous regions* (regiones autonomistas , singular - region autonoma); Atlantico Norte* , Atlantico Sur* , Boaco , Carazo , Chinandega , Chontales , Esteli , Granada , Jinotega , Leon , Madriz , Managua , Masaya , Matagalpa , Nueva Segovia , Rio San Juan , Rivas
Area: total: 129 ,494 sq km land: 120 ,254 sq km water: 9 ,240 sq km
Background: The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century , but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. Nicaraguan aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador caused the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s. Free elections in 1990 , 1996 , and 2001 , saw the Sandinistas defeated , but voting in 2006 announced the return of former Sandinista President Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra. Nicaragua's infrastructure and economy - hard hit by the earlier civil war and by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 - are slowly being rebuilt.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of blue (top) , white , and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on the top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom; similar to the flag of El Salvador , which features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Honduras , which has five blue stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band
Capital: name: Managua geographic coordinates: 12 09 N , 86 17 W time difference: UTC-6 (1 hour behind Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: tropical in lowlands , cooler in highlands
Currency code: gold cordoba (NIO)
Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69% , white 17% , black 9% , Amerindian 5%
Geographic coordinates: 13 00 N , 85 00 W
Geography note: largest country in Central America; contains the largest freshwater body in Central America , Lago de Nicaragua
Government type: republic
Imports partners: US 20.9% , Mexico 15.2% , Costa Rica 7.6% , Guatemala 6% , China 5% , El Salvador 4.3% (2007)
Internet country code: .ni
Land boundaries: 910 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 1 ,231 km border countries: Costa Rica 309 km , Honduras 922 km
Languages: Spanish 97.5% (official) , Miskito 1.7% , other 0.8% (1995 census) note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast
Location: Central America , bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean , between Costa Rica and Honduras
Map references: Central America and the Caribbean
National holiday: Independence Day , 15 September (1821)
Nationality: noun: Nicaraguan(s) adjective: Nicaraguan
Natural hazards: destructive earthquakes , volcanoes , landslides; extremely susceptible to hurricanes
Population: 5 ,785 ,846 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 58.5% , Evangelical 21.6% , Moravian 1.6% , Jehovah's Witness 0.9% , other 1.7% , none 15.7% (2005 census)
Terrain: extensive Atlantic coastal plains rising to central interior mountains; narrow Pacific coastal plain interrupted by volcanoes
Unemployment rate: 4.9% plus underemployment of 46.5% (2007 est.)

Capital of Republic of Nicaragua

Managua (click to view Managua map)

Places in Nicaragua

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Nicaragua. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Boaco Department (147 google map locations)
Carazo Department (129 google map locations)
Chinandega Department (213 google map locations)
Chontales Department (88 google map locations)
Estelí Department (52 google map locations)
Granada Department (118 google map locations)
Jinotega Department (93 google map locations)
Leon Department (278 google map locations)
Madriz Department (37 google map locations)
Managua Department (215 google map locations)
Masaya Department (64 google map locations)
Matagalpa Department (259 google map locations)
Nueva Segovia Department (58 google map locations)
Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte (192 google map locations)
Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur (144 google map locations)
Rio San Juan Department (20 google map locations)
Rivas Department (163 google map locations)

Random cities in Nicaragua

Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua.

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