Ten fun facts about Nicaragua
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Nicaragua's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contribute to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.
The population of Nicaragua, approximately 6 million, is multiethnic.
Its capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America.
Segments of the population include indigenous native tribes from the Mosquito Coast, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin.Fact 5
The main language is Spanish, although native tribes on the eastern coast speak their native languages.Fact 6
The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature.Fact 7
The biological diversity, warm tropical climate, and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.Fact 8
The name “Nicaragua” was coined by Spanish colonists based on the name Nicarao, chief of the most populous indigenous tribe.Fact 9
Nearly one fifth of the territory is designated as protected areas like national parks, nature reserves, and biological reserves.Fact 10
Nicaraguan music is a mixture of indigenous and European, especially Spanish, influences. Go to more country facts ❯
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is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south.
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