Cental American Geography: The Nation of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is located in Central America, and takes up a big 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 landscape is exceedingly 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 ideal growing temperatures for coffee and tobacco.

Five million citizens live in Nicaragua, with almost 1.5 million of the residents staying in the capital city of Managua. The country went through 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 elected every 5 years. The official language of the country is Spanish, but English is spoken commonly also.

Located in a tropical environment, there are actually just two seasons — summer and winter — or as they're regularly 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 states differ as wildly as the topography — hot and dry in the west, hot and humid in the east, and cool and humid in the north.

The majority of the growth, development and infrastructure developments have occurred in the western part of the country. On the other hand, the growth has remained well-structured and developed. The nation's wealth still depends deeply on agriculture, but also the country sends abroad gold, silver, and timber. The vacation industry is becoming a bigger portion of the growth of Nicaragua.

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