Nicaragua

Nicaragua Overview

Nicaragua is the largest country of Central America in area. It extends from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. About three-fifths of the country’s people live in a fertile region on the Pacific side. In this region is Managua, the capital and largest city of Nicaragua.

Coffee and cotton are Nicaragua’s leading sources of income. They are grown in the Pacific Region of western Nicaragua and in the Central Highlands. Few people live in the thickly forested Caribbean Region in the eastern part of the country.

CLIMATE

Nicaragua has three main land regions: the Pacific Region, the Central Highlands, and the Caribbean Region. The climate is chiefly tropical, with some differences among these regions.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Managua
POPULATION: 5.7 million
LANGUAGE: Cordoba Oro
CURRENCY: Spanish
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 120V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: NI
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +505
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -6