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Nicaragua's Information

Flag of Nicaragua
Land Area 119,990 km2
Water Area 10,380 km2
Total Area 130,370km2 (#96)
Population 5,966,798 (#110)
Population Density 49.73/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $33.55 Billion
GDP Per Capita $5,300
Currency Cordoba (NIO)
More Information Nicaragua
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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Lila T. Abaunza former first lady of Nicaragua
  • Fernando Aguero politician
  • Jessica Aguilera track, field athlete
  • Claribel Alegria poet
  • Arnoldo Aleman former president
  • Fernando Chamorro Alfaro general
  • Jose Alfaro boxer
  • Lizandro Chavez Alfaro poet
  • Porfi Altamirano baseball player
  • Rosendo Alvarez boxer
  • Pedro Miguel Arce actor
  • Jose Areas musician
  • Alex Arguello boxer
  • Jorge Salazar Arguello coffee grower, UPANIC leader
  • Mariana Sanson Arguello poet
  • Marifely Arguello Miss Nicaragua 2004
  • Pablo Alberto Cuadra Arguello poet
  • Nora Astorga ambassador to UN
  • Hector Avellan poet
  • Leonardo Arguello Barreto former president
  • Lya Barrioz singer, actress
  • Eugenio Batres historian, talk show host
  • Gioconda Belli poet
  • Marvin Benard baseball player
  • Enrique Bermudez former leader of Contras
  • Yolanda Blanco poet
  • Xiomara Blandino Miss Nicaragua 2007
  • Enrique Bolanos former president
  • Miguel Obando y Bravo former Archbishop of Nicaragua
  • Omar Cabezas author
  • Antonio Cardenal Caldera leader National Liberation Front
  • Marcia Calderon Miss Nicaragua 1955
  • Cesar Caracas painter
  • Ernesto Cardenal poet
  • Fernando Cardenal Jesuit theologian
  • Jose Cardenal businessman
  • Katia Cardenal singer, songwriter
  • Xavier Chamorro Cardenal editor
  • Barbara Carrera actress
  • Wilvon Cash Rus Tafari prophet
  • Blanca Castellion poet
  • Oswaldo Castillo actor
  • Emiliano Chamorro former president
  • Fruto Chamorro first president
  • Pedro Chamorro former president
  • Violeta Chamorro first female president in Latin America
  • Tony Chevez baseball player
  • Juan Chow poet
  • Armando Collado soccer player
  • Jorge Bernade Navas Cordonero sculptor
  • Michael Cordua businessman
  • Alfonso Cortes poet
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  • Arturo Cruz politician
  • Arturo Cruz, Jr. revolutionary, diplomat
  • Rigoberto Cruz one of the founders FSLN
  • Manolo Cuadra author
  • Pablo Antonio Cuadra poet
  • Ruben Dario poet
  • Anastasio Somoza Debayle former dictator
  • Luis Somoza Debayle former president
  • Miguel D'Escoto priest, former foreign minister
  • Ajax Delgado martyr Sandinista revolution
  • Omar D'Leon artist, poet
E - G
  • Luis Enrique singer, composer
  • Jose Dolores Estrada national hero
  • Idania Fernandez martyr Sandinista revolution
  • Carlos Fonseca teacher, founder of FSLN
  • Gloria Gabuardi poet, author
  • Julio Gamboa boxer
  • Anastasio Somoza Garcia dictator, former president
  • Eugenio Batres Garcia newscaster, journalist, author, poet
  • Eddie Gazo boxer
  • Carlos Mejia Godoy musician, composer, singer
  • Marta Leonor Gonzalez poet, narrator, journalist
  • Mercedes Gordillo poet, writer, critic
  • Aminta Granera Sandinista, police chief of Nicaragua
  • David Green baseball player
  • Tino Lopez Guerra poet
  • Erick Bladon Guevara poet
H - K
  • Devern Hansack baseball player
  • George William Albert Hendy chief Miskito nation
  • Aubry Campbell Ingram baseball player
  • Christianne Meneses Jacobs author, editor, publisher
  • Bianca Jagger social, political activist
  • Edmundo Jarquin politician
  • Maximo Jerez politician, lawyer, military leader
  • Manuel Coronel Kautz vice minister of foreign relations
  • Erwin Kruger singer, folklore poet
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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Nicaragua Trivia

What Languages are Spoken in Nicaragua?

Spanish is the official language of Nicaragua, although English is also an important language spoken in the nation. The country has several indigenous languages, many of which have become extinct, while others are spoken by small groups of Nicaraguans.

What Languages are Spoken in Nicaragua?

What Were the Contras of Nicaragua?

The Nicaragua contras were right-wing rebels who opposed the socialist "Sandinista" government that was active in Nicaragua from 1979 until 1990. They included the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense or FDN). I

Who Were The Contras Of Nicaragua?

What is the Currency of Nicaragua?

The official currency of Nicaragua is the Nicaraguan córdoba.

What Is the Currency of Nicaragua?

What Is The Capital Of Nicaragua?

Managua, located on the shores of the Lake Managua, serves as the capital and most populous city of Nicaragua.

What Is The Capital Of Nicaragua?

What type of government does Nicaragua have?

In Nicaragua, a presidential republic, the President of the country leads the government and also is the head of state. The National Assembly and the government exercises legislative power. The executive power is vested in the government. An independent judiciary handles the federal judicial functions.

What Type Of Government Does Nicaragua Have?

What Are The Ecological Regions Of Nicaragua?

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forest, tropical and subtropical coniferous forests, and mangroves are the terrestrial ecoregions of Nicaragua. Tropical Northwestern Atlantic and tropical East Pacific are the country’s marine ecoregions. Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers is the freshwater ecoregion of Nicaragua.

Ecological Regions Of Nicaragua

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