Central America - Nicaragua - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

Spanish
Rivas
Del Sur News

Country Information

Location:  Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras
Geographic Coordinates:   13 00 N, 85 00 W
Area:   130,370 sq km (land: 119,990 sq km water: 10,380 sq km)
Climate:  Tropical in lowlands, cooler in highlands
Languages:  Spanish (official) 97.5%, Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census)
Population:  5,788,531 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Managua
Religion:  Roman Catholic 58.5%, Protestant 23.2% (Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.6%), Jehovah's Witnesses 0.9%
Ethnic Groups:  Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%
Independence:  15 September 1821 (from Spain)

Source:  CIA Factbook