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Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches. Vast Lake Managua and the iconic stratovolcano Momotombo sit north of the capital Managua. To its south is Granada, noted for its Spanish colonial architecture and an archipelago of navigable islets rich in tropical bird life.

Languages: Spanish, English, indigenous languages


Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%


Belief Systems: ReligionsRoman Catholic 58.5%, Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, other 1.7%, none 15.7%




Population: 6.13 million people (World Rank: 110th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 132 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 162nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.46 %/yr (World Rank: 86th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74.8 years (World Rank: 98th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 22 years (World Rank: 132nd) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:


Map of Nicaragua
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Nicaragua

Wikipedia Entry for Nicaragua

Current News in Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Nicaragua

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Nicaragua 1
from travelnotes.org


Traveling to Nicaragua 2

Events in Nicaragua

Travel Guide for Nicaragua
Wikitravel Entry for Nicaragua

Language Resources:

Study Spanish Online

Study Spanish Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Learn Spanish with Babbel

Spanish language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Spanish Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Nicaragua
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Nicaragua
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

Local Weather Conditions

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