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Cental American Geography: The Nation of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is located in Central America, and takes up a good part of it. It's boundaries extend from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, north is Honduras, and south is Costa Rica. The country's scenery is really varied, 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 ideal growing temperatures for coffee and tobacco.

Five million people live in Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of them residing in the capital city of Managua. The country experienced an upheaval in the late 1970's, but has created and upheld 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 commonly too.

Being 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 runs from November to April. Winter is the rainy season, and it runs from May through October. The atmospheric conditions differ as drastically as the land — hot and dry in the west, hot and humid in the east, and cool and humid in the north.

Nearly all of the progress, expansion and infrastructure developments have happened in the western part of the country. On the other hand, the progress has remained well-structured and built. The nation's wealth , however, depends deeply on agriculture, but also 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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