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History & Politics of Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a republic in Central America. Although it is the largest nation in the region, it has one of the lowest populations. The country is bordered on the north by Honduras and on the south by Costa Rica. Its western coastline is on the Pacific Ocean, while the east side of the country is on the Caribbean Sea.
The country's name is derived from Nicarao, the name of the Nahuatl-speaking tribe which inhabited the shores of Lago de Nicaragua before the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and the Spanish word Agua, meaning water, due to the presence of the large lakes Lago de Nicaragua and Lago de Managua in the region.
At the time of the Spanish conquest, Nicaragua was the name given to the narrow strip of land between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean. Chief Nicarao ruled over that land when the first conquerors arrived. The term was eventually applied, by extension, to the group that inhabited that region: the Nicaraos or Niquiranos.
Historical & Tourist Attractions in Nicaragua
There are several museums of note in Managua, one of the most interesting of which is Las Huellas de Acahualinca which houses the site where 9000-year-old footprints were found
On the Caribbean coast, there are a number of small ports, the most important of which is Bluefields. From here, one can get a boat to the beautiful, coral-fringed Corn Islands (Islas del Maiz), the larger of which is a popular Nicaraguan holiday resort with surfing and bathing facilities that make it ideal for tourists.
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