Explore Nicaragua Geography

Nicaragua is situated in Central America, and takes up a large 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 scenery 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 great growing temperatures for coffee and tobacco.

Five million residents occupy Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of the people residing in the capital city of Managua. The country went through an upheaval in the late 1970's, but has formed and maintained 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 regularly also.

Located in a tropical environment, there are really only 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 goes from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it goes from May through October. The atmospheric conditions 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.

The majority of the progress, development and infrastructure developments have happened in the western part of the nation. On the other hand, the development has been well-structured and built. The nation's wealth , however, relies greatly on agriculture, on the other hand the country sells overseas gold, silver, and timber. The vacation industry is becoming a larger piece of the growth of Nicaragua.

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