Where in the World: Nicaragua

For Central America I got 2 wrong, Nicaragua and Honduras, you can read my post here. I decided on Nicaragua because I struggled to prounce it, both countries have visited my blog so I went with Nicaragua, but lets see what facts I have found out about it

  1. Nicaragua lies between 2 countries, Honduras to its North and Costa Rica to its south and between 2 oceans, Pacific Ocean to the west and The Carribean to the East.
  2. The city of Granada, while not the capital (that is Managua) is the oldest on contential Latin America
  3. The national currency is Cordoba named after the founder of Granada, Hernandez de Cordoba
  4. The name Nicaragua comes from two words nicarao and agua. The Nicarao were the Indian tribe who occupied the shores of Lake Nicaragua and agua is Spanish for water
  5. Spanish is the national language however lots of the population still use their native language which includes the main languages being Miskito language, Sumo Language, Rama Language and Garifuna
  6. It is the second poorest country in the Americas
  7. Mar Dulce or Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America
  8. Nicaragua has no official street names.
  9. Many Nicaraguans are descendants of the slaves
  10. The Palo de Mayo is a dance popular on the Carribean coast, here it is

Lets hope, I don’t forget this beautiful country again

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4 Responses to Where in the World: Nicaragua

  1. Cyranny says:

    You forgot to put your link to the Central American post Fab!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carol anne says:

    really interesting facts! I knew none of them!

    Liked by 1 person

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