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N icaragua. Will Hulsey Blake Boatwright. Flag . The triangle represents equality. The top and bottom stripes are of blue color and represents the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea respectively whereas the white color depicts peace. National Anthem.

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n icaragua

Nicaragua

Will Hulsey

Blake Boatwright

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Flag

The triangle represents equality.

The top and bottom stripes are of blue color and represents the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea respectively whereas the white color depicts peace.

national anthem
National Anthem
  • Salve a ti, Nicaragua! En tu sueloya no ruge la voz del cañón,ni se tiñe con sangre de hermanostu glorioso pendón bicolor.Brille hermosa la paz en tu cielo,nada empañe tu gloria inmortal,¡que el trabajo es tu digno laurely el honor es tu enseña triunfal!
  • Hail to thee (English translation)
  • Hail to thee, Nicaragua! On thy landroars the voice of the cannon no more,nor does the blood of brothers now stainthy glorious bicolor banner.Let peace shine beautiful in thy sky,and nothing dim thine immortal glory,for work is thy well earned laureland honor is thy triumphal emblem!
government
Government
  • Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government. The President of Nicaragua is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly. The judiciary and electoral powers are independent of the executive and the legislature.
general information
General Information
  • Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua.
  • Spanish is the main language. Recognized regional languages include Creole, Miskito, Sumo and Rama.
  • The population in Nicaragua is around 5,742,800.
  • The largest city in Nicaragua is Managua.
brief history
Brief History
  • Nicaragua History is quite turbulent and is laden by struggle for power. Brief History of Nicaragua begins when Columbus in 1502 landed on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua where he found that the country was populated by indigenous peoples. Soon after that the Spanish in 1522 established their permanent settlements in Nicaragua. The aboriginal population within the span of 30 years reduced to a few tens of thousands. Nicaragua henceforth for 300 years ruled from Guatemala, which was the regional capital of Spanish empire. According to the History Nicaragua, the country gained its independence from Spain in 1821. History of Nicaragua claimed that over the year it was geographically and culturally divided into east and west. Spanish colonized Pacific coast, which is presently inhabited by 90 % of the Nicaragua population. Whereas Atlantic coast an 17th century became a British territory and was inhabited by English-speaking blacks and Miskito Amerindians.
culture and traditions
Culture and Traditions
  • Nicaragua has strong folklore, music and religious traditions, deeply influenced by Iberian culture but enriched with Amerindian sounds and flavors. The west of the country was colonized by Spain and has a similar culture to other Spanish-speaking American countries. The eastern half of the country, on the other hand, was once a British protectorate. English is still predominant in this region and spoken domestically along with Spanish and indigenous languages. Its culture is similar to that of Caribbean nations that were or are British possessions, such as Jamaica, Belize, the Cayman Islands, etc.
famous people
Famous People
  • Bianca Jagger is probably one of the best known famous Nicaraguans as she is the ex-wife of Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones.
  • Rubén Darío is a famous Nicaraguan poet, known for the extensive influence he has had on Latin American Poetry.
  • Augusto César Sandino, who was born on 18 May 1895, became recognized as a revolutionary. He lead the rebellion against presence of United Statesmilitary forces in the country.
school systems
School Systems
  • Education in Nicaragua is free for all Nicaraguans. Elementary education is free and compulsory although this is not strictly enforced and many children are not able to attend due to their families need to have them work. Communities located on the Atlantic Coast have access to education in their native languages in both Spanish and the languages of the native indigenous tribes that live in the more rural areas of Nicaragua. Higher education has financial, organic and administrative autonomy, according to the law. Also, freedom of subjects is recognized. The school year runs from February through November.
economy
Economy
  • Nicaragua's economy is focused primarily on the agricultural sector. However, the country is the least developed country in Central America and the second poorest in the Americas by nominal GDP. GDP fell by almost 3% in 2009, due to decreased export demand in the US and Central American markets, lower commodity prices for key agricultural exports, and low remittance growth. Remittances are a major source of income, they are equivalent to 15% of the country's GDP, close to one million Nicaraguanshad emigrated.