is the largest nation in Central America, but also the least densely populated with a demographic similar in size to its smaller neighbors. It is located about midway between Mexico and Colombia, bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua ranges from the Atlantic Ocean on the nation's east coast, and the Pacific Ocean bordering the west. Nicaragua also possesses a series of islands and cays located in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nicaraguan Culture Nicaraguan culture has several distinct strands. The west of the country was colonized by Spain and has a similar culture to other Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. The eastern half of the country, on the other hand, was once a British protectorate and their culture is similar to that of Caribbean nations that were or are British possessions. The people of Nicaragua are mostly mestizos, and Spanish is invariably their first language.
Architecture By most economic measures, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Americas. Nicaragua's nominal GDP stands at 6.554 for 2009 and increasing to 8.532 by 2014. Nicaragua's GDP (PPP) 16.709 billion and the GDP per capita is $1,028 for Nicaragua. By 2014 it is estimated that Haiti's GDP PPP would increase to 14.642 versus Nicaragua's 20.650. Poverty