Republic of Nicaragua.
Country Code: NU.
Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the
North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras. Land Area: 50,054
square miles, slightly smaller than the state of New York. Capital:
Managua. Climate: Tropical in lowlands, cooler in highlands. Terrain:
Extensive Atlantic coastal plains rising to central interior mountains;
Narrow coastal plain interrupted by volcanoes. Population: 4,812,569.
Life Expectancy: 69 years. Literacy: 66%. Languages: Spanish (official)
and English. Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, White, Black, and Amerindian.
Currency: Gold Cordoba.
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