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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

Country Profile for Nicaragua
United Nations

Nicaragua - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress


Nicaragua - Facts and Information 1

Nicaragua - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Nicaragua 1

Traveling to Nicaragua 2

Events in Nicaragua

Travel Guide for Nicaragua

Language Resources:

Study Spanish Online

Study Spanish Online 2

Learn Spanish with Babbel

Spanish language, alphabet, and pronunciation

Spanish Language Games

Government Related:

Embassy of Nicaragua
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Nicaragua
by Gunnar Anzinger

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