The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Background Information

Capital and Major Cities

The capital of Nicaragua is Managua. Some major cities are León and Masaya.


Nicaragua used to be controlled by Spain, but it gained its independence in 1838. It is no longer controlled by another country. It's offical language is Spanish.

Geographical Information

Where is Nicaragua?

Nicaragua is in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean between Costa Rica and Honduras.

Physical Features

Some physical features of Nicaragua are the Lago de Managua, Lado de Nicaragua, and the Mogotón mountain.

Political and Diplomacy Information


Nicaragua has a republic government, their president is Daniel Ortega.

Is country on good terms with other countries?

Yes, Nicaragua is in good terms with other countries. Nicaraguan farmers go to Costa Rica to harvest bananas and coffee.

Economic and Trade Information


Nicaraguan Córdoba

Economic System

Nicaragua's economic system is mixed with private freedom and centralized economic planning and government.


Nicaragua imports consumer goods, machinery and equipment, raw materials, and petroleum products. They imports these goods from Venezuela.


Nicaragua exports coffee, beef, gold, sugar, peanuts, shrimp and lobster, tobacco , cigars, auto wiring harnesses, textiles, apparel, and cotton. They export these goods to the US, Venezuela, Canada, El Salvador, and Costa Rica

Tourist Information

Why should people visit?

Not to dangerous, a photographer's paradise, friendly and helpful people.

What should people see and do?

People should go to San Juan del sur, most popular beach, surfing, hiking, kayaking, cycling, go volcano bording, and visit the Corn Islands.