Where is Nicaragua

Nicaragua, also known as the “Land of Lakes & Volcanoes” is the biggest country in Central America with its 130,000 kilometer2 of combined land & water. The country counts 19 volcanoes and beautiful lakes, among which Lake Nicaragua, the largest freshwater lake in Latin America.

Nicaragua is the immediate northern neighbor of Costa Rica, with Honduras and El Salvador forming its northern borders. Nicaragua touches both the Pacific Ocean in the west as well as the Atlantic Ocean to the east, making it a country with a lot of beautiful beaches to offer.

Spain colonised Nicaragua in the 1500’s, so today Spanish is the main spoken language in the country along with a few native dialects still spoken mostly in the northern territory on the east coast. English is also spoken and learned in schools on the east coast by the descendants of African slaves that were transported to the country by the conquerors in the 1600’s. The population of Nicaragua, called Nicaraguans, is approximately 6,000,000; its currency is called Cordoba and the country’s dialing code is 505.

Nicaragua central america map