Latin America & Caribbean

Nicaragua profile

Image caption Managua's Oriental Market was set up by survivors of the 1972 earthquake
  • Full name: Republic of Nicaragua
  • Population: 5.9 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Managua
  • Area: 120,254 sq km (46,430 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, English, indigenous languages
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 gold cordoba = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Coffee, meat, shellfish, sugar, tobacco, cattle, gold
  • GNI per capita: US $1,510 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ni
  • International dialling code: +505