Facts about Nicaragua

Nicaragua is situated in Central America and is the biggest country in the region. It spans from coast to coast, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. It is bordered on the north by Costa Rica and on the south by the Honduras. A country that is dotted with volcanoes and lakes, Nicaragua is home to one of the biggest fresh water lakes in the world -- Lake Nicaragua.

Numerous volcanoes in the country are still active. One of these, Concepcion, lies right alongside Lake Nicaragua. If you scale the volcano, you can overlook and see the settlement of Granada, the original colonial village of the Spanish when they landed on these shores. Another big volcano, Momotombo, lies in the same way on the other big lake in the country, Lake Managua, and looks down over the community of Managua, the nation's capitol city. Leon, the historic sister community to Granada, can be spotted at the peak of this volcano.

While Nicaragua is currently a diplomatic, unobtrusive democracy, it has been troubled with violence and revolution in history. The most recent violence happened when the Sandinista army overthrew the sitting ruler of the country in the latter part of 1970's, opening up the country to elections and democracy. Several in the present generation recall the films and pictures of the revolt as it progressed. The country is at the moment is ruled by a president and a congress.

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