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Volcano in Chinandega, Nicaragua
Volcano in Chinandega, Nicaragua


In León and Chinandega, you can delve into the volcanic half of “the land of lakes and volcanoes.”


Central America


Central America

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Capital: Managua

Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras

Government: Republic of Nicaragua

Currency: cordobas (NIO)

Area: 130,370 sq km

Population: 6,243,931 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Spanish (official) 95.3%, Miskito 2.2%, Mestizo of the Caribbean coast 2%, other 0.5%; note - English and indigenous languages found on the Caribbean coast (2005 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Evangelical 33.2%, other 2.9%, none 0.7%, unspecified 13.2% (2017 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-6

Tel Code: +505

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