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Description of Nicaragua:


The Republic of Nicaragua is bound on the north by Honduras, on the south by Costa Rica, on the east by the Caribbean Sea and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Nicaragua is a tropical country located between 11 and 17 north latitude.

   Nicaragua, about the size of Iowa, is the largest country in Central America and covers an area of 130,000 Sq. Km. Nicaragua has the largest area of arable land in all of Central America, with 12.1 million acres, of which 8.9 million area ideal for agriculture and 3.2 million for cattle ranching. Lago de Nicaragua (Lake Nicaragua), a large freshwater lake, borders the Pacific Ocean, Low mountains and hills, covered whit pine separate the populated west from the eastern half of the country. The east is covered with woodlands (along the coast) and tropical rain forests. In fact, one third of the country is forested. Natural resources include gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, and timber.*



Updated: 8 May 2008

*Source: Permanent Mission of Nicaragua to the OAS

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