Geography Facts for Nicaragua

Nicaragua is situated in Central America, and takes up a good portion 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 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 populate Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of them living in the capital city of Managua. The country experienced a disturbance in the late 1970's, but has created and maintained a long-standing democratic government since the 1980's. A president and congress is elected every 5 years. The official language of the country is Spanish, but English is spoken often as well.

Being in a tropical environment, there are really just two seasons — summer and winter — or as they're regularly described, the dry season and the rainy season. Summer is the dry season, and it progresses from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it progresses from May through October. The atmospheric states 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.

Most of the advancement, development and groundwork developments have risen in the western portion of the country. On the other hand, the progress has been well-structured and built. The economy , however, relies deeply on agriculture, but also the country sells overseas gold, silver, and timber. Tourism is becoming a larger part of the progress of Nicaragua.

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