Facts about Nicaragua

Nicaragua is situated in Central America and is the largest country in the area. It crosses from coastline to coastline, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. It is bounded on the north by Costa Rica and on the south by the Honduras. A country that is spread with volcanoes and lakes, Nicaragua is home to one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world -- Lake Nicaragua.

Several volcanoes in the country even now remain active. One of these, Concepcion, sits right beside Lake Nicaragua. If you climb the volcano, you can look out and catch site of the township of Granada, the initial colonial village of the Spanish when they landed on these shores. Another great volcano, Momotombo, rests similarly on the other great lake in the country, Lake Managua, and looks down over the community of Managua, the nation's capitol city. Leon, the ancient sister community to Granada, can be spotted from the peak of this volcano.

While Nicaragua is currently a nonviolent, quiet democracy, it has remained troubled with hostility and revolution in the past. The most present hostility happened when the Sandinista army expelled the present leader of the country in the latter part of 1970's, opening up the country to elections and democracy. Many in the present generation recollect the films and photos of the revolt as it developed. The country is currently ruled by a president and a congress.

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