Interesting Facts About Nicaragua Culture List

Nicaragua is officially known as Republic of Nicaragua. It is a beautiful tropical country with amazing landscape and friendly environment and very popular in the world for its interesting facts. Nicaragua is the largest country in the central American isthmus.

Here we are listing the interesting facts about Nicaragua culture to inform you about its culture, history, geography, economy, people and cuisines.

Interesting Facts About Nicaragua Culture List

1. Two Coasts

Two Coasts

The country has two coasts, each situated at different oceans. The pacific ocean lies to the west side of Nicaragua and Caribbean ocean to the east. It is the largest country in Central American isthmus.

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2. Economic Activity

Economic Activity

The economy of the country mainly focused on agriculture sector. It is a minimum development and second poorest country in central America by nominal GDP. The total estimated GDP of this country is 19.89 billion USD dollar, GDP growth is 3.7% and GDP per Capita income is 3,300 USD dollar.

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3. A Lake With 430 Volcanic Islands

A Lake With 430 Volcanic Islands

The lake Nicaragua is officially known as Freshwater Sea. It is the largest lake in central America which provide water supply for most of Nicaragua areas. The lake also has 430 Volcanic Islands.

A Lake With 430 Volcanic Islands:

4. Ruins of Leon Viejo

Ruins of Leon Viejo

Ruins of Leon Viejo is a important city in Nicaragua which was established in 1524. This is the 1500 years old city and is still occupied today. The city was founded by Spanish settlers. It is one of the most popular tourist destination in country.

Ruins of Leon Viejo:

5. A Rebel President

A Rebel President

William Walker American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary who was born on 8th May 1824 in Nashville, Tennessee. He organised many private military expeditions into Latin America with the aim to establish English speaking slaves colonies under his control.

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6. National Independence Day

National Independence Day

The Nicaragua country won its independence from Spain on 15th September 1821 after a successful revolution. After won the independence revolution the country declared his national independence day holiday on 15th September.

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7. Americas’ First Woman President

Americas’ First Woman President

Violeta Chamorro is the first women who became president of central American country. Nicaragua selected the Violeta Chamorro as a president in 1990. He was born on 18th October 1929 in Rivas, Nicaragua. She is popularly known for ending the Contra War.

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8. Crime Rate

Crime Rate

Nicaragua is the safest country in central America. The country has a lowest murder rate, low prison population and small military force. The country has lowest crime rate in the wold. The people in this country is very friendly in nature.

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9. Poverty


The Nicaragua’s economy focused on agricultural sector. This is the least developed country in central America. Three quarters of people in Nicaragua live on only $2 per day and remaining live in poverty.


10. Entry & Sales Tax

Entry & Sales Tax

If you are planning to to spend your holidays in Nicaragua than you have to pay 10 USD dollar as entry tax in cash only. If you purchase any goods and services in Nicaragua than you have to pay 15% of sales tax.

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