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Nicaragua (/ˌnɪkəˈrɑːɡwəˌ -ˈræ-ˌ -ɡjuə/; [nikaˈɾaɣwa]), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: About this sound República de Nicaragua ), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6 million. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis—the most notable causes that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic. The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, including Rubén Darío, Pablo Antonio Cuadra and Ernesto Cardenal. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.Nicaragua (/ˌnɪkəˈrɑːɡwəˌ -ˈræ-ˌ -ɡjuə/; [nikaˈɾaɣwa]), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: About this sound República de Nicaragua ), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6 million. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis—the most notable causes that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic. The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, including Rubén Darío, Pablo Antonio Cuadra and Ernesto Cardenal. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
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RivasRivas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈriβas]) is a department of the Republic of Nicaragua. It covers an area of 2,155 km² and has a population of 166,900 (2005 census). The department's capital is the city of Rivas.Show on map
Rio San JuanRío San Juan (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o saŋ xwan]) is a department in Nicaragua. It was formed in 1957 from parts of Chontales and Zelaya departments. It covers an area of 7,473 km² and has a population of 127,225 (2015 census). The capital is San Carlos. The Department also includes the Solentiname Islands archipelago and the San Juan River, after which it is named. Trinidad, in Río San Juan, is the most southerly point in Nicaragua.Show on map
Nueva SegoviaNueva Segovia (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnweβa seˈɣoβja]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 3,123 km² and has a population of 211,200 (2005 census). The capital is Ocotal.Show on map
MatagalpaMatagalpa (Spanish pronunciation: [mataˈɣalpa]) is a department or region in central Nicaragua. It covers an area of 8,523 km² and has a population of 644,900 (2010 est). The capital is the city of Matagalpa with about 250.000. Matagalpa is the second region of the country in population size, and the fourth in area (after the North Atlantic, the South Atlantic, and Jinotega. Matagalpa is the most diversified region producing coffee, cattle, milk products, vegetables, wood, gold, flowers. Its extensive forests, rivers and geography are suited for ecotourism.Show on map
MasayaMasaya (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈsaʝa]) is a department in Nicaragua. It is the country's smallest department by area (590 km²) and has a population of 317,500 (2005 census). The capital is the city of Masaya.Show on map
ManaguaManagua (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈna.ɣwa]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 3,672 km² and has a population of 1,380,300 (2005 census), making it the country's most populated department. The capital is the city of Managua, which is also the capital of Nicaragua. The department has two coastlines, on the Pacific Ocean and on Lake Managua, but does not border Lake Nicaragua.Show on map
MadrizMadriz (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈðɾis]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 1,602 km² and has a population of 133,300 (2005 census). The capital is Somoto. Madriz was created from Nueva Segovia department in August 1936, and named after José Madriz.Show on map
LeonLeón (Spanish pronunciation: [leˈon]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 5,107 km² and has a population of 389,600 (2005 census). The capital is the city of León.Show on map
JinotegaJinotega (Spanish pronunciation: [xinoˈteɣa]) is the second largest department in Nicaragua. It is located on the border with Honduras. Its provincial capital is the city of Jinotega, located in a valley 142km from Managua (2h 26min, the Panamericana Norte and Guayacán).Show on map
GranadaGranada (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡɾaˈnaða]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 929 km² and has a population of 190,600 (2005 census). The capital is the city of Granada, one of North America's oldest citiesShow on map
EsteliEstelí (Spanish pronunciation: [esteˈli]) is a department of Nicaragua. It covers an area of 2,335 km² and has a population of 215,400 (2005 census). Its capital is the city of Estelí.Show on map
ChontalesChontales (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃonˈtales]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 6,481.27 km² and has a population of 182,000 (2005 census). The capital is Juigalpa.Show on map
ChinandegaChinandega (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃinanˈdeɣa]) is a department in Nicaragua, located on the border with Honduras. It covers an area of 4,822.42 km² and has a population of 429,557 (2015 estimate). The capital is the city of Chinandega. Largely agricultural, it produces rum from sugar cane; other products are bananas, peanuts, shrimp and salt.Show on map
CarazoCarazo (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈɾaso]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 1,081.40 km² and has a population of 190,769 (2015 estimate). The capital is Jinotepe.Show on map
BoacoBoaco (Spanish pronunciation: [boˈa.ko]) is a department in Nicaragua. It was formed in 1938 out of part of Chontales Department. It covers an area of 4,176.68 km² and has a population of 178,582 (2015, est.). The capital is the city of Boaco. Indigenous peoples are the Nuhuas and Sumos.Show on map
Atlantico Norte (RAAN)In Nicaragua, the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Spanish: Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte, pronounced: [reˈxjon au̯ˈtonoma ðe la ˈkosta kaˈɾiβe ˈnoɾte]), sometimes shortened to RACN, or RACCN (for North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region), or RAAN (for its former name of Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte), is one of two autonomous regions. It covers an area of 32,159 km² and has a population of 249,700 (2005 census). It is the largest autonomous region or department in Nicaragua. The capital is Puerto Cabezas. It contains part of the region known as the Mosquito Coast.Show on map
Atlantico SurSouth Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Spanish: Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Sur, pronounced: [reˈxjon au̯ˈtonoma ðe la ˈkosta kaˈɾiβe suɾ]), sometimes shortened to RACS, RACCS, or RAAS (for its former name of Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur), is one of two autonomous regions in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 27,407 km² and has a population of 382,100 (2005 census). The capital is Bluefields. Bordering the Caribbean Sea, it contains part of the region known as the Mosquito Coast.Show on map