Explore Nicaragua Geography

Nicaragua is positioned in Central America, and encompasses a large part of it. It's borders transverse from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, north is Honduras, and south is Costa Rica. The country's landscape is exceedingly diverse, from volcanoes, plains and lakes on the Pacific side to tropical jungles on the Caribbean side. The northern portion is mountainous, offering rich soil and ideal growing temperatures for coffee and tobacco.

Five million people inhabit Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of them residing in the capital city of Managua. The country went through a disruption in the late 1970's, but has created and upheld a long-standing democratic government since the 1980's. A president and congress is voted for every 5 years. The official language of the country is Spanish, but English is articulated regularly as well.

Being in a tropical climate, there are really just two seasons — summer and winter — or as they're often frequently described, the dry season and the rainy season. Summer is the dry season, and it runs from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it runs from May through October. The atmospheric environment vary as much as the topography — hot and dry in the west, hot and humid in the east, and cool and humid in the north.

The majority of the progress, expansion and groundwork developments have happened in the western part of the country. But the progress has remained well-structured and developed. The economy , however, depends deeply on agriculture, on the other hand the country sells overseas gold, silver, and timber. Tourism is becoming a larger piece of the development of Nicaragua.

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