Explore Nicaragua Geography

Nicaragua is located in Central America, and takes up a big section 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 diverse, 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 perfect growing conditions for coffee and tobacco.

Five million citizens live in Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of the residents living in the capital city of Managua. The country went through a disturbance in the late 1970's, but has created and maintained a long-standing 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 commonly too.

Located in a tropical environment, there are truly only two seasons — summer and winter — or as they're often frequently described, 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 fluctuates as drastically as the land — hot and dry in the west, hot and humid in the east, and cool and humid in the north.

The majority of the growth, expansion and groundwork developments have happened in the western section of the country. On the other hand, the progress has remained well-structured and developed. The economy , however, relies heavily 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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