Nicaragua

interesting facts

Interesting facts

  1. Did you know that during Easter, some Catholics eat iguana instead of red meat?
  2. Some popular sports are baseball and soccer.
  3. Nicaragua celebrates it's independence from Spain in 1821
  4. Nicaraguans speak mostly spanish. Therefore, if you wanted to say "stop," or "thank you," you would have to say "alto" and "por favor" in Nicaragua.
  5. Would you like to go to school for one half of the day and work on your family's farm for the other half? That's the way school students go get their education in Nicaragua.
  6. Nicaragua is strong in producing coffee, bananas, sugarcane, cotton, rice, corn, processed foods and cardboard.
  7. Most of Nicaragua's government is made up of dictators and strict rules that last for a long time before being replaced or altered.
  8. Augusto Cesar Sandino once led a group of people against U.S. forces that supported a fair government for Nicaragua. His name was borrowed by another group who over threw the government. They called themselves the "Sandinistas."
  9. Nicaragua is one hour behind on our clocks.
  10. 37,743,764 more mile in the U.S. than in Nicaragua, and 310,880,036 more people.
  11. Did you know that Nicaragua exports beef, coffee, sugar, lobsters, shrimp, and gold?
  12. About a third of the population raises cows and chickens and grows bananas and peanuts.

Picture Citations:

Independence Day: Independence Day Parade. 2010. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 4 Mar 2014.

Soccer Fans: Soccer Fans. 2011. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 4 Mar 2014.

Mining Gold: Mining Gold. 2011. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 4 Mar 2014.

Revolution Statues (right): Revolution Statues. 2007. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 5 Mar 2014.

The Flag

This flag was most adopted on 8/27/1971. The white stripe symbolizes purity of the land. The blue lines are for the oceans that border Nicaragua. The symbol in the middle of the flag has three volcanoes, which represent the way Nicaragua is connected with the rest of the region.The words around the symbol are Republica de Nicaragua, Central America.