Nicaragua

Juan Mendoza - World Geography - 11/06/14

Nicaragua's flag

Physical and Political Map of Nicaragua

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Nicaragua's Religions

Over 90% of Nicaragua's population are members of Christian denominations. Approximately 73% of Nicaraguans follow the Roman Catholic religion with about 15% attending evangelical churches. Around 2% are part of the Moravian Church and some 0.1 percent are joined to the Episcopal Church. A further 2% belong to a variety of religious groups including Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons and Amish or Mennonite communities. Along the Atlantic Coast there appears to be a larger following of the Protestant churches.

Lenguage

The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish however, Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages and also English. The communities located on the Caribbean coast also have access to education in their native languages.

"Hello" in Nicaragua's language

"Hello" - Hola

Major Ethnic Groups

Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%

Economy

Nicaragua’s economy is mainly focused on the agricultural industry. However, as the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the hemisphere, has widespread underemployment and poverty. The US-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) has been in effect since April 2006 and has expanded export opportunities for many agricultural and manufactured goods. Textiles and apparel account for nearly 60% of Nicaragua's exports, but increases in the minimum wage during the Ortega administration will likely erode its comparative advantage in this industry.

Holidays and Festivals

Each community’s annual fiestas patronales revolve around the local saint’s birthday, but the actual party may extend days or even weeks before and after. This guide should help you catch (or avoid)fiestas patronales as you travel; the events are associated with special masses, processions, alcohol, dancing, carnivals, show horses, contests, and more alcohol.
Do you like holidays? Would you believe Nicaragua has more holidays than the public school system in the states? The major ones are listed here but it does not count the many parades and celebrations of all the Catholic saints which seems like every weekend. Easter or Semana Santa is celebrated for weeks in advance and December is just one big holiday. Too bad the pay is so bad here since you get so many days off. Many towns and cities have their own special observances.
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