Category: Nicaragua

Categories: Central America | Latin America

Nicaragua is one of the 20 Latin American nations. Officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: República de Nicaragua), it is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. On the Pacific side of the country are the two largest fresh water lakes in Central America—Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua. 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 multi-ethnic. 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. The main language is Spanish, although native tribes on the eastern coast speak their native languages, such as Miskito, Sumo, and Rama, as well as English creole. The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate, and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.

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20 Feb 1926 Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua - 09 Nov 2005 photo
06 Jan 1880 Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua - 21 Oct 1964
28 Nov 1836 Panama City, Panama - 16 Jul 1911 photo
28 Sep 1905 Budapest, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun, Hungary - 13 Jan 1943 photo
01 Jan 1896 Webb City, Jasper, Missouri, United States - 24 May 1989
abt 1885 Budapest, Hungary - 24 Jan 1931
Living Zamora Sanchez

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