Facts about Nicaragua

Nicaragua is located in Central America and is the biggest nation in the area. It spans from shoreline to shoreline, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. It is bounded on the north by Costa Rica and on the south by the Honduras. A nation that is spread with volcanoes and lakes, Nicaragua is home to one of the biggest fresh water lakes in the world -- Lake Nicaragua.

Some volcanoes in the nation even now remain active. One of these, Concepcion, lies right alongside Lake Nicaragua. If you scale the volcano, you can overlook and catch site of the town of Granada, the initial colonial village of the Spanish when they arrived on these shores. Another large volcano, Momotombo, sits in the same way on the other large lake in the nation, Lake Managua, and gazes down over the community of Managua, the country's capitol city. Leon, the historic sister community to Granada, is able to be spotted at the crest of this volcano.

Even though Nicaragua is now a peaceful, unobtrusive democracy, it has been riddled with fighting and revolution in history. The most present fighting happened when the Sandinista army overthrew the existing ruler of the nation in the latter part of 1970's, opening up the nation to elections and democracy. Several in the recent generation recollect the films and pictures of the uprising as it advanced. The nation is currently directed by a president and a congress.

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