Explore Nicaragua Geography

Nicaragua is situated in Central America, and takes up a large section 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 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, providing rich soil and perfect growing conditions for coffee and tobacco.

Five million residents inhabit Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of the people residing in the capital city of Managua. The country lived through an upheaval in the late 1970's, but has established and upheld a long-standing 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 environment, there are actually 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 goes from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it goes from May through October. The atmospheric states fluctuates as wildly as the land — hot and dry in the west, hot and humid in the east, and cool and humid in the north.

Most of the progress, expansion and groundwork developments have occurred in the western section of the country. On the other hand, the development has been well-structured and developed. The economy still depends greatly on agriculture, on the other hand the country exports gold, silver, and timber. Tourism is becoming a larger portion of the growth of Nicaragua.

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