Located in the continent of Central America, Nicaragua covers 119,990 square kilometers of land and 10,380 square kilometers of water, making it the 98th largest nation in the world with a total area of 130,370 square kilometers.
Nicaragua became an independent state in 1838, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Nicaragua is 5,727,707 (2012) and the nation has a density of 48 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Nicaragua is the Cordoba Oro (NIO). As well, the people of Nicaragua are refered to as Nicaraguan.
The dialing code for the country is 505 and the top level internet domain for Nicaraguan sites is .ni.
To learn more, visit our detailed Nicaragua section.
|Density||47.7 / km2 ( 123.6 / mi2 )|
|GDP||11,805,641,287 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||2,061 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||119,990 km2 (46,328 mi2)|
|Water Area||10,380 km2 (4,008 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Costa Rica, Honduras|
What is the capital of Nicaragua?
Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua. It has a population of 973,087, and is located on a latitue of 12.13 and longitude of -86.25.
Managua is also the political center of Nicaragua, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Managua, the Capital Of Nicaragua
|Elevation||108 meters over sea level|
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