By: Alessandra Gonzalez

the beautiful Nicaragua

what is nicaragua named after?

  • Nicaragua was named after Nicarao, the leader of one of the country’s native tribes. His name was combined with the Spanish word for water, agua, to form the word Nicaragua.

Nicaraguas flag

Nicaragua’s flag was most recently adopted on 27 August 1971. The white stripe stands for the purity of the land, and the two blue stripes represent the oceans that border Nicaragua.
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The official language of Nicaragua

The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish. Nicaraguan Spanish is usually less formal than the Spanish spoken in other countries.

What sports do they play?

Baseball is the most popular sport in Nicaragua. Even the poorest kids find ways to play baseball.


Nicaraguans eat a lot of beans and rice.

How do they get around?

they like to get around by bus.