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Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.  Limits North with Honduras, South with Costa Rica, West with the Pacific Ocean, and East with the Caribbean Sea.  According to statistics by INTERPOL and the United Nations, Nicaragua is one of the safest countries in the Americas, and the safest, after Costa Rica, in Central America.

Nicaragua is home of the Great Lakes:  Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlan , 1,040 KM²) and Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolba, 8,264 KM²), being the last one, the biggest in Central American and  ,the only one in the world that has fresh water sharks.

Location:Nicaragua is located between 11° and 15° of North altitude and 79° 30 ' and 88° in the Western Hemisphere.  It’s extension of 130.668 Km2s (50,451 sq. mi.). Slightly larger than the state of New York. Its water covers 9.240 Km2s of the territory, mainly being fresh water lakes and lagoons.

Population: Nicaraguan population is approximately 6 million inhabitants, divided in different ethnic groups:  Mestizos, White, Blacks and American Indians. Nicaragua is a unitary republic. For administrative purposes it is divided into 15 departments (departamentos) and two self-governing regions (autonomous communities).

Official Language:The official language is Spanish but in some areas of the Nicaraguan Caribbean is English.  Miskito and other dialects are commonly used in the indigenous communities.

Religion: 58% Roman Catholic; 42% other religions.

Climate:Nicaragua has a predominantly tropical climate, alternating between two seasons: rainy and dry (winter and summer). This is the result of its geographic location between 11 and 15 degrees latitude north and the humidity from both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans which give it a fairly stable season.

In the Central Region the rainy season lasts from May to October. The dry season occurs from November through April. During December the weather is more temperate. The warmest months are March, April and May, Nicaragua’s "sea season".

The climate in the Atlantic Coast has been classified as having the highest temperature and humidity. The temperature in this region corresponds to that in tropical jungles and ranges above 89° F.

Two stations exist: the rainy season, that goes from May to November and the drought season that goes from December to May.

Currency:The national currency is Cordoba, although the dollar circulates regularly in the entire region.

Electricity: 110 volts

Time:Nicaragua has the same hour as EE.UU. Central Zone (-6 hours Greenwich Mean Time)

Taxes and Tips:The only tax tourist must pay while in Nicaragua is the sales tax (IGV) of 15% on shops.  Gratuities are voluntary.

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