- There are 18 volcanos in Nicaragua
- Largest country in C. America
- Mountainous & full of valleys in the West
- Pacific Coast is fdotted with volcanos
- Average of 88°F (31°C)
Historical Sites & Landmarks
- Iglesia de La Merced - Home to León’s patron saint, La Virgen de La Merced, this not-so-immediately enchanting gray edifice is considered the city’s second-most-important church
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia - a colossal statue of Jesus Christ, the biggest image of World that is in the city of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, to a height of 134 m above sea level.
Puerto Salvador Allende - Facing the city of Managua, at the feet of Lake Managua or Xolotlan is one of the most entertainment places of the city, Puerto Salvador Allende (Port Salvador Allende). It stretches to the shore for about one mile and still is under construction, more restaurants and entertainment places are being added.
- Catedral de Granada - Catedral de Granada is the cathedral in the city of Granada, capital of the province of the same name in the Autonomous Region of Andalusia, Spain. The cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Granada
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Miskito - Miskito is a Misumalpan language spoken by the Miskito people in northeastern Nicaragua along the Caribbean coast.
Sumo - Sumo (also known as Sumu) is a Misumalpan language spoken in Nicaragua by the Sumo people.
Rama - Rama is one of the indigenous languages of the Chibchan family spoken by the Rama people on the island of Rama Cay and south of lake Bluefields on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
Gallo Pinto: Also known as rice and beans. Most people in Nicaragua eat this almost daily and it is considered a national symbol.
Nacatamal: A dough which is prepared with ground corn and butter.
Indio Viejo: Meat prepared with onions, garlic, sweet pepper and tomato.
Pupusa: A stuffed tortilla that comes with queso (cheese), frijoles (beans), and chicharrón (pork rinds), amongst other fillings
El Macuá: The Nicaragua drink is a blend of light rum, guava juice, lemon juice and sugar was recently voted the official Nicaragua beverage.
Flor de Caña: Widely heralded as one of Latin America's best rums. Has won over 100 international awards.
Sergio Ramírez Mercado - born in Masatepe during 1942, has become known as a great writer and intellectual. He also served as vice-president from 1984 to 1990
Rubén Darío - a famous Nicaraguan poet, known for the extensive influence he has had on Latin American Poetry. Darío's poetry is read throughout the world.
Augusto Cesear Sandino - born on 18 May 1895, became recognized as a revolutionary. He lead the rebellion against presence of United States military forces in the country. He was hailed a hero by Latin Americans but a bandit by the United States government.
The seven indigenous peoples of Nicaragua live in two main regions: firstly, the Pacific Coast and Centre North of the country (or simply the Pacific), which is home to the Chorotega (221,000), the Cacaopera or Matagalpa (97,500), the Ocanxiu or Sutiaba (49,000) and the Nahoa or Náhuatl (20,000); and, secondly, the Caribbean (or Atlantic) Coast, inhabited by the Miskitu (150,000), the Sumu-Mayangna (27,000) and the Rama (2,000). Other peoples enjoying collective rights in accordance with the Political Constitution of Nicaragua (1987) are the black populations of African descent, known as “ethnic communities” in national legislation. These include the Creole or Afro-Caribbeans (43,000) and the Garífuna (2,500).
Nicaraguan exports include coffee, beef, shrimp, lobster, tobacco, sugar, gold and peanuts. Export from Nicaragua has improved since the establishment of the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement or CAFTA-DR.
Nicaragua is a country in Central America with constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government. The President of Nicaragua is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government.
- Managua - it is the capital city of Nicaragua and has many tourist attractions.
- Granada - has great architectual buildings & style, and is the 6th most populated city.
- Leon - León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua. It has many historical landmarks, sites, and buildings.
- San Juan Del Sur - a popular vacation spot for its beach and nice, topical weather.
- Ometepe - This would be a beautiful site to see, as it is an island formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua.