Geography Facts for Nicaragua

Nicaragua is situated in Central America, and takes up a big portion of it. It's borders extend from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, north is Honduras, and south is Costa Rica. The country's topography is really diverse, 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 perfect growing conditions for coffee and tobacco.

Five million people live in Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of the residents living in the capital city of Managua. The country lived through a disruption in the late 1970's, but has formed and preserved an established democratic government since the 1980's. A president and congress is nominated every 5 years. The official language of the country is Spanish, but English is articulated commonly 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 goes from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it goes from May through October. The atmospheric environment vary as wildly as the terrain — hot and dry in the west, hot and humid in the east, and cool and humid in the north.

The majority of the progress, development and groundwork improvements have occurred in the western portion of the country. On the other hand, the expansion has been well-structured and developed. The economy , however, depends greatly on agriculture, but also the country sells overseas gold, silver, and timber. The vacation industry is becoming a bigger part of the growth of Nicaragua.

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