Nicaragua World Fact - Hostel in Iguazu


Nicaragua Unfortunately Nicaragua has had some bad luck, hit by war and hurricanes, but nevertheless it is ricovering slowly and hopefully it will be a much more visited place, since it has so much to offer. You can experience the two big lakes joined by the Tipitapa river, explore the tropical jungles, swamps or even volcanos. Of course it is also possible to relax on the beautiful beaches or at the east sie on the Caribbean sea, or at the western coastline at the Pacific Ocean. It will all be up to you, where to go.

Area: 131.847 Km²
Population: 4.918.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 37 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Managua (800.000 pop., 1.124.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: León 160.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Mestizo 70%, White 17%, Black and Mulatto 9%, Indios 4%
Border countries: Honduras NORTH, Costa Rica SOUTH

Principal mountains: Pico Mogotón 2107 m
Principal rivers: Rio Coco (or Segovia) 750 Km
Principal lakes: Lago de Nicaragua 8430 Km², Lago de Managua 1042 Km²
Principal islands: Isla de Ometepe (in the Lago de Nicaragua)
Climate: Tropical

Language: Spanish
Religion: Catholic 88%
Currency: Cordoba (NIO)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 30/5, 19/7, 1/8, 14/9, 15/9, 2/11, 8/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00505
GMT: -6

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