3 toed sloth Sea turtles It takes a 3 toed sloth 6 hours to travel 1 mile! Vampire bats Fresh water sharks Tamandua (anteater) Armadillos Pumas MILLIONS of insects
The capital of Nicaragua is Managua. Managua is in the south-western region on Nicaragua. The flag colors are blue and white. The words on the flag state:“Republica de Nicaragua America Central.”
COORDINATES13, 00 N – 85, 00 W The coastline is only 565 miles long. Nicaragua is slightly smaller than Florida. There are many lakes and rivers in Nicaragua. Nicaragua has mountain chains – Also called cordilleras. The land was raised due to earthquakes. Nicaragua is bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.
Winter is the rainy season.It lasts from May to November. Summer is the dry season.It lasts from December to April. Nicaragua has a range of microclimates.
5,869,859 people in 2011 5,979,731 people in 2013
Barbara Carrera ~ James Bond girl, Fatima Blush in “Never Say Never Again” Bianca Jagger ~Mich Jagger’s ex, went from party girl to political activist. Daniel Ortega ~ President of Nicaragua since the year 2007.
Papaya Brain from a bull Avacado Pork skin Famous Chicharros Gallo Pinto Nacatamal Sopa de Mondongo Caieta de Coco
Nicaragua’s name comes from the chief of the area’s leading Indian tribe at the Spanish Conquest. The country won independence in 1838. Nicaragua’s politics were dominated by the competition for power between the Liberals and the conservatives.