An Overview of Nicaragua

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

Several volcanoes in the country even now remain active. One of these, Concepcion, sits right alongside Lake Nicaragua. If you climb the volcano, you can overlook and see the town of Granada, the first colonial village of the Spanish when they appeared on these shores. Another big volcano, Momotombo, lies similarly on the other big lake in the country, Lake Managua, and gazes down over the town of Managua, the nation's capitol city. Leon, the ancient sister town to Granada, can be spotted at the peak of this volcano.

While Nicaragua is now a nonviolent, quiet democracy, it has stayed troubled with violence and revolution in history. The most present violence occurred when the Sandinista army ousted the present leader of the country in the latter part of 1970's, opening up the country to elections and democracy. Many in the current generation remember the films and pictures of the uprising as it developed. The country is at the moment is run by a president and a congress.

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