Explore Nicaragua Geography

Nicaragua is located in Central America, and takes up a large section of it. It's borders span from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, north is Honduras, and south is Costa Rica. The country's landscape is incredibly 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 temperatures for coffee and tobacco.

Five million residents live in Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of the people residing in the capital city of Managua. The country experienced a disturbance in the late 1970's, but has created and preserved an established 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 spoken often as well.

Being in a tropical atmosphere, there are truly only 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 runs from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it runs from May through October. The atmospheric conditions differ as wildly 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, development and infrastructure developments have occurred in the western section of the country. On the other hand, the progress has been well-structured and built. The economy , however, relies heavily on agriculture, on the other hand the country sells overseas gold, silver, and timber. The vacation industry is becoming a bigger portion of the development of Nicaragua.

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