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Nicaragua Information


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Nicaragua Country Size: 130,370 sq km


Nicaragua Population: 5,666,342


Nicaragua Land Use: arable land: 14.80% permanent crops: 1.80% other: 84 %


Nicaragua Climate: tropical lower altitudes, cooler on higher ground


Nicaragua Total Coast Line: 910 km


Nicaragua Bordering countries: Costa Rica 309 km, Honduras 922 km


Nicaragua World ranking on size of country: 109


Nicaragua age demographics:


0-14 years: 32% (male 913,905/female 879,818)

15-64 years: 64% (male 1,743,591/female 1,874,025)

65 years and over: 4.6% (male 116,153/female 138,809)


Nicaragua Religions: Roman Catholic 59%, Evangelical 22%, Moravian 1.8%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 1%, other 1.7%, agnostic 15.7%


Nicaragua Languages Spoken: Spanish (official) 98%, Miskito 2%


Nicaragua Government Structure: Republic


Nicaragua Capital City: Managua


Nicaragua National Economy GDP: $17.92 billion


Nicaragua Total Airports: 143


Nicaragua Railways: All finally closed in 2001


Nicaragua Shipping Ports: 8 Largest Corinto, Sandino, San juan del Sur, Cabezas, el Bluff, Bluefields, El Rama


Nicaragua Tourism Figures: 900,010


“Quick Fact: Nicaragua lake fish are sea fish that have adapted to fresh water”


Nicaragua Most visited tourist locations:






San Juan del Sur




Nicaragua National Airline Name: Aeronica


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