Geography Facts for Nicaragua

Nicaragua is located 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 incredibly varied, 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 great growing conditions for coffee and tobacco.

Five million residents live in Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of the people living in the capital city of Managua. The country experienced an upheaval in the late 1970's, but has created and upheld a stable 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 actually 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 progresses from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it progresses from May through October. The atmospheric environment differ 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 growth, development and groundwork improvements have occurred in the western part of the country. On the other hand, the progress has remained well-structured and built. The economy , however, depends greatly on agriculture, on the other hand 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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