Nicaragua

Key Country Facts

Historical & Interesting Facts:

Has the world’s only dual volcano on Ometepe island!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Managua

Other Information:

Top exports: coffee, shrimp, lobster, beef, peanuts, tobacco, sugar, gold, cigars, automobile wiring harnesses, textiles, and clothing.

Tropical Republic of Nicaragua was founded in 1821. The capital is Managua and the main language is Spanish. About 6,080,000 million people live here (2013). Over 90% of the population is some sort of Christian denomination, mainly Roman Catholic. Its main exports are coffee, shrimp, lobster, beef, peanuts, tobacco, sugar, gold, cigars, automobile wiring harnesses, textiles, and clothing. The time zone is 1 hour behind EST. Nicaragua does not use Daylight Saving Time.

A fun fact about Nicaragua is that it has the world’s only dual volcano on Ometepe island, formed by two separate flows of magma by the volcanoes Concepción and Maderas. Also unique is that Nicaragua has over 70 protected lands and waters to preserve natural life, save endangered species, and help keep the environment diverse.

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