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Nicaragua Minimum Wage - International Minimum Wage Rates 2012

Nicaragua Minimum Wage - International Minimum Wage Rates 2012 | Nicaragua, Jessica Ferretiz | Scoop.it

Nicaragua's Minimum Wage is the lworst amount a worker can be legally paid. Most countries have a nation-wide amount paid to all workers. Their minimum wage is set for nine different economic sectors. It ranges from 1,392 C$ a month in the agricultural area to 3,232 C$ a month in the financial area.

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National Flower

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The national flower is the sacuanjoche. It usually blooms around my. It grows on a conical type tree. It appears on the rarely used 1,5,10,and 25cent bank notes.

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Weather during this time of the year in the capitol city

Weather during this time of the year in the capitol city | Nicaragua, Jessica Ferretiz | Scoop.it

During this time, they are going though summer. Tonight it shall be 90 degrees farenheight. This week it will be in the nineties. They are having marvolous weather. Their weather is opposite to ours.

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Important people

There many Nicaraguans that have made headlines the world over. There's Bianca Jagger who was formerly married to Mick Jagger. There's Arlen Siu who was one of the first martyrs during the revolution. There's Ruben Dario who was a famous poet. Of these, Bianca Jagger is probly one of the most famous in the US.

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Timeline

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The country was named after a local indian chief name Nicarao. In 1821, it became an independent country but was incorperated into the mexican empire. Daniel Ortega helped demolish the dictatorship. In 1972, there was an earthquake in Managua that killed approx. 5000-10000 people. In 1992 there was an earthquake that rendered 16000 homeless people.

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Industries important to country

Usually, Nicaragua's  industrial sector has primarily been of food processing. There is also a cement plant and one petroleum refinery. For the food industry there are meat packing plants andslaughter houses. There are also dairy plants and cooking oil plants. Some animal made products are soap, candels and leather.

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Typical Food

Typical Food | Nicaragua, Jessica Ferretiz | Scoop.it

The Nicaraguan food can date back to the pre-Colombian times. You can sometime tell by the names of the dishes. Foods were created by indinginous trides. The food is meticulous and open. The ingrediants can be found all over the world.

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Nicaragua Government type - Government

Nicaragua Government type - Government | Nicaragua, Jessica Ferretiz | Scoop.it

They have a republic. Their people don't get to vote. They have a people's legislation vote for them. They have a president named David.

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President or leader

Daniel Ortega is the President of Nicaragua. He's been in office from 1985-1990 and from 2007-now. He ditched college in 1963. He's been in jail for bank robbery and been exiled for 7 years to cuba. His years in office have been dominated by civil war and factional turmoil.

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Population and racial demographics

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The population in 2005 was 5,142,098. The population is made  up of mainly mestizos and white people. Combined they make up 86% of the pop. This is roughly about 4.8 miilion people. 9% of the pop is black (afro-nicaraguan). The remaining 5% are Amerindians.

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Map of country

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There is a regional and national capital. There are more roads on the left side than on the right side. There are two lakes, Lago de Nicaragua and Lago de Managua. Costa rica is to the south. Honduras is to the north.

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National coat of arms

National symbols of Nicaragua are the symbols that are used in Nicaragua and abroad to represent the country and its people.

==National Symbols== By Lawrence Smith

The Flag of Nicaragua was adopted in 1971 and is based on the former flag of the United States of Central America. The colors of the Nicaraguan flag originate from the flag of the former federation of the United Provinces of Central America. The two blue stripes represented the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea; while white symbolizes peace. A modern interpretation indicates that the color blue symbolizes justice and loyalty; while the color white represents virtue and purity.

The national coat of arms has over gone many changes. The current version was introduced in 1971. The rainbow signifies dignity. The five volcanoes represent brotherhood of all 5 central american countries. The triangle signifies equality.

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National Bird

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The national bird is the turquois-browed motmot. They are seen in the forest of Nicaragua. They are mostly in the southwestern region. They can be be distinguised by their colorful feathers. They mostly eat insects.

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Tourist Attractions

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There are many tourist attractions in Nicaragua. One place is Managua, which is the capital. Then there's Granada, which is a colonial city, with victorian style housing. After that, there's San Juan del Sur, which is a fishing destination. Last but not least there's Tola, whiach has the best surfing places.

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Important Holidays

Not only do they celebrate good friday, but they also celebrate holy thursday. They have a Liberation day which marks marks when the dictatorship was defeted. Their independence day is on 9-15. It celebbrates Central America's independence. Then since most of the population is christian, they have a regular christmas.

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Literacy rate

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The literacy rate of females is generally 79.8%. The literacy rate of men is generally 72.8%. The total literacy rate is 76.3%. There are 6 years of primary education. There are 5 years of seconary education.

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Typical crops/agriculture

The three main crops distributed are coffee, cotton, and bananas. Coffee has been grown since the 1850's. It was exported beginning in the 1870's. Cotton was the second greatest exported good in the 1980's. Bananas are underdeveloped in nicaragua because of the over production in the us.

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Religion

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72.2% of the country is roman catholic. 15.1% are evangelical. 1.5% are moravian. .1% are episcopal. 1.9% are other. 8.5% are none.

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Currency and exchange rate

The currency in Nicaragua is called córdoba and centavos. There are 100 centavos in one córdoba. The exchange rate is 20.2 córdobas to one US dollar. The córdoba is symbolized with C$. All Nicaragua banks exchange from US dollars to C$.

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Area

Area | Nicaragua, Jessica Ferretiz | Scoop.it

The total area is 130,370 sq km. The total amount of land is 119,990 sq km. The total amount of water within the country is 10,380 sq km. It's located in central america. there is water on the east and west side of the country.

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Flag of country

The national flag of Nicaragua was officially adopted to represent the country on 4th September, 1908. The Nicaragua Flag can be described as having three equal bands of blue. Centered on the white stripe is the coat of arms. Nicaragua's flag draws heavily on the flag of the United Provinces of Central America. The Nicaraguan flag closely resembles the flag of Argentina.

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Country name and capital

Country name and capital | Nicaragua, Jessica Ferretiz | Scoop.it

The official name of Nicaragua is Rebublica de Nicaragua. The capital is Managua. The population of Managua is 1 million. Other large cities include Granada, Masaya, and Chinandega. It borders Costa Rica and Hondoras.

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