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Geography Facts for Nicaragua

Nicaragua is positioned in Central America, and takes up a big part of it. It's edges extend from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, north is Honduras, and south is Costa Rica. The country's landscape is really varied, from volcanoes, plains and lakes on the Pacific side to tropical jungles on the Caribbean side. The northern portion is mountainous, providing rich soil and ideal growing temperatures for coffee and tobacco.

Five million citizens inhabit Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of them staying in the capital city of Managua. The country experienced a disturbance in the late 1970's, but has formed and upheld a long-standing democratic government since the 1980's. A president and congress is chosen every 5 years. The official language of the country is Spanish, but English is spoken often also.

Located in a tropical environment, there are truly just two seasons — summer and winter — or as they're often frequently referred, 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 differ as drastically as the terrain — hot and dry in the west, hot and humid in the east, and cool and humid in the north.

Nearly all of the progress, development and infrastructure advances have happened in the western part of the country. But the growth has remained well-structured and developed. The nation's wealth , however, depends deeply on agriculture, but also the country sells overseas gold, silver, and timber. The vacation industry is becoming a larger part of the development of Nicaragua.

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