Nicaragua, country of Central America. It is the largest of the Central American republics.
|Official Name||Republic of Nicaragua|
|Subregion||Central AmericaLatin America|
Diaz asked the U.S. Government to intervene in order to secure the property of U.S. citizens. With U.S. support, Diaz maintained his hold on power, and Mena left the country. Concerned about preserving stability in Nicaragua, the U.S. kept a small detachment of 100 marines in Nicaragua until 1925.
|Born||José Daniel Ortega Saavedra 11 November 1945 La Libertad, Chontales, Nicaragua|
|Spouse(s)||Rosario Murillo ( m. 2005)|
|Relatives||Humberto Ortega (brother)|
Most Nicaraguans are of mestizo origin, the result of breeding between the original Spanish settlers and the native indigenous people. … The mixture of Roman Catholicism that the Spanish brought with them and local indigenous culture has produced something quite unique in Central America.
Nicaragua has a tropical climate with little seasonal variation in temperature, which ranges between 21˚C-27˚C, and two distinct rainfall seasons: a ‘wet’ season’ (May-October) and a ‘dry’ season (November-April). A dry period called the ‘Canícula’ regularly interrupts the wet season during late July and early August.
Christmas in Nicaragua La Gritería happens at 6 pm on December 7th. A common yell is heard in different cathedrals and churches: “Quién causa tanta alegría?” (Who causes so much happiness?). People respond “La Concepción de María” (Mary’s Conception).Dec 13, 2013
|Job type||Median salary (USD)||Salary ranking compared to all cities|
|C Level Executive||$19,420||246/265|
The most popular sport in Nicaragua is baseball, and baseball diamonds can be found throughout the country. Boxing has grown in popularity, largely in response to the success of Nicaraguan fighter Alexis Arguello. Other preferred sports include football (soccer), weightlifting, and swimming.
Since 1990, the United States has provided over $1.2 billion in assistance to Nicaragua. About $260 million of that was for debt relief, and another $450 million was for balance-of-payments support.
Military size (manpower)
Nicaragua has a small military force with only 9,412 members as of 2010. This number includes 1,500 officers (16%), 302 non-commissioned officers (3%), and 7,610 troops (81%).
The United States remains Nicaragua’s top economic partner, buying 49 percent of Nicaraguan exports, supplying 22 percent of its imports, and sending 60 percent of its remittances. Total (two-way) goods trade between the two countries was $4.9 billion in 2020.
|Characteristic||Homicides per 100,000 inhabitants|
|Communist Party of Nicaragua Partido Comunista de Nicaragua|
|Founded||12 October 1967 (as the Socialist Workers’ Party)|
|Split from||Nicaraguan Socialist Party|
|Ideology||Communism Marxism-Leninism Revolutionary socialism Anti-imperialism|
Nicaragua’s population is 69% Mestizo, 17% white, 5% Amerindian and 9% black and other races, although its demographics change with migration.
The national minimum wage in Nicaragua is dependent on the employee’s industry. The national minimum wage ranges from 4,414.91 NIO per month for the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry and 9,880.17 NIO per month for construction, financial institutions, and insurance.
In 2020, the national gross income per capita in Nicaragua amounted to around 1.85 thousand U.S. dollars, down from 1.9 thousand U.S. dollars per person in the previous year.
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||0.83$|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||0.78$|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||3.60$|
Can visitors use US dollars in Nicaragua? The Nicaraguan currency is the Córdoba (C), but most establishments accept payment in US dollars. The exchange rate is approximately Cs 30.66 per US dollar (January 2018). Most Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and stores in both urban and tourist areas.
The report found that China’s wealth rose from $7 trillion in 2000 to $120 trillion in 2020. … The U.S., on the other hand, saw its wealth more than double to $90 trillion in the same period.
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