is located at the center of the Central America
isthmus, which unites the two continental mass North and South America.
Nicaragua's strategic position is valuable for the development of
business, economy and geopolitical relations in the hemisphere.
is divided in 17 departments and more than 140 municipalities. The capital
is Managua, which is located at the shore of Lake Xolothan, which means in
Nahualt Language " a place where there is a large extension of
is a land of volcanoes and lakes. The volcanoes benefit the country in
different ways, for example ashes from volcanoes fertilize the land for
agriculture, also volcanoes are a source for geothermal energy. Volcanoes
are part of the beautiful and natural landscape. Some of the most
important volcanoes are: Momotombo, the Mombacho, The San
Cristobál (the biggest one) and the Concepcion and Maderas in
the Ometepe Island.
percent of the National territory is covered by tropical humid forest and
represents the richest and complex ecosystem of the country. The
conservation of this forest is a matter of national and worldwide interest
because places like Zapatera Island, the Isletas of Granada, Mombacho
volcano, Santiago, Rio la Flor are places of natural, archeological
and cultural treasures.
climate is tropical, with temperatures determined largely by altitude. The
coastal regions have a hot climate, with a mean average temperature of 27
º C (81ºF). In the central highlands the temperature varies between 16º
and 27º C ( 60º and 80º). The rainy seasons occurs from May until early
November. Annual rainfall in the Pacific lowlands and central highlands
generally ranges from about 1,000 mm (40 in) to 1,800 (70 in), while the
Caribbean coast receives more than 2,500 mm (100 in). Near Costa Rica
border, rain can total as much as 6,350 mm (250 in).
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