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Additional: History of Nicaragua

Additional:  History of Nicaragua | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

In 1502, Columbus approached the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.  They claimed thier independence soon after they were divided into the east and west.  Nicaragua was invaded multiple times by the United States Marines.  When Sandinista came into power, he formed extensive literacy and health campaigns.  Nicaragua is currently one of the poorest counties in the world. 

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Additional: Internet

Additional:  Internet | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

In the U.S., the internet code is ".com" and in Nicaragua, the internet code is ".ni".  As of 2012, their were 296,068 internet host.  They rank 63rd in the world with internet host.  As of 2009. their was almost 200,000 internet users.  This ranks 141 in the world. 

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Weather During this Time of Year

Weather During this Time of Year | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

Currently on the 5-day forecast, it shows that they will be experiencing isolated thunderstorms for the next 5 days.  Saturday through Tuesday looks like it will be sunny.  The high ranges from 90 to 93 degrees.  The low ranges from 68 to 70 degrees.  The forcast shows that the wind will be coming from the east at 11 miles per hour. 

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Important People

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The majority of Nicaraguans that become famous have had a part in either politics or literature.  Bianca Jagger is well-known in the US because she was the ex-wife of Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones.  Daniel Ortega Saavedra is president of Nicaragua.  He was elected in 2006 and he took power in 2007.  Ernesto Cardenal is a well- known entrepreneuer in Nicaragua.   

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Timeline

Timeline | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

In 500, people begin to settle in Nicaragua.  In 1821, Nicaragua declares independence from Spain and joins the Mexican Empire.  In 1834, Nicaragua becomes independent.  An earthquake hits the capital and kills 5,000 to 10,000 people.  In 2006, Ortega wins the presidential election.

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Typical Crop / Agriculture

Typical Crop / Agriculture | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

A major part of Nicaragua's economy and income is agriculture.  Since 1870, coffee has been Nicaragua's main crop.  In the 1940's, cotton became an export of Nicaragua.  Since 1992, cotton has been the second largest export.  The third largest export is bananas but did not become popular until after World War II.

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Religion

Religion | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

Nicaragua does not have an official religion.  Although they don't have an official religion, the Roman Catholic religion is the most practiced religion.   The Roman Catholic religion makes up almost 73% of the population.  Roughly 15% of the population attend an evangelical church.  8.5% of the population is either atheist or does not claim a religion. 

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Literacy Rate

Literacy Rate | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

The average literacy rate of the population is 67.5%.  The average literacy rate for males is 67.2%. The average literacy rate for females is 67.8%.  The total education budget in the GDP is 3.1% as of 2003.  Most people attend school for an average of 11 years. 

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President or Leader

President or Leader | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

The President of Nicaragua is Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra.  He has been president since January 2007.  The President is also chief of state and head of government.  The Vice President is Moises Omar Halleslevens Acevedo.  He has been Vice President since January 2012.   

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Population and Racial Demographics

Population and Racial Demographics | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

The popluation in Nicaragua is 5,727,707.  It is ranked 108th in country poplulation.  The population growth rate is 1.067%.  There are four major ethnic groups in Nicaragua.  They are mestizo (69%), white (17%), black (9%), and Amerindian (5%).

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Map of Country

Map of Country | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

Nicaragua is located Central America.  It is between Costa Rica and Honduras.  It is also bordered by the Carribean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.  It is a little smaller the state of New York.  Nicaragua is ranked 98th in size.  It is 130,370 square miles.

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Additional: Sports

Additional:  Sports | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

Baseball is the country's national sport and is popular with the younger generation.  There are also different watersports that are played along the coastline.  Surfing and swimming the the two main activities that take place on the beach.  You can also swim in the lakes of volcanoes it you wish!  Fishing is also a popular activity that many people take part in. 

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Additional: Infectious Diesases

Additional:  Infectious Diesases | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

The risk of contracting an infectious disease is very high.  The infectious dieseses can be foodborne, waterborne, vectorborne, or water contact.  Some of the food and water borne illnesses include diarrhea and hepatitis A.  Vectorborne illnesses include dengue fever and malaria.  Waterborne illnesses include leptospirosis, which is a disease that can be recieved from freshwater that has been infected with animal urine. 

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Tourist Attraction

Nicaragua has many beautiful, educational, and enjoyable places to consider going to when planning a trip.  One place that I think is beautiful is Ometepe Island.  It is a very relaxing beach with 45,000 people.  It is located southeast of the capital, Managua.  This is also the home of some aquatic animals and serves as a water source. 

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Important Holiday

Nicaragua's main holiday is Independence Day.  They celebrate their independence on September 15.  They gained their independence from Spain in 1821.  In this video, it shows the people of Nicaragua at a parade that they attend each year.  They typically have marching bands that march in their Independence Day Parade. 

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Industries Important to Country

Industries Important to Country | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

Products that are produced in Nicaragua are coffee, bananas, sugarcane, tobacco and more.  They also have different types of livestock that help to provide for the people.  They include beef, veal, pork, poultry, and dairy products.  The food processing and textile industries are just two of the industries that contribute to the economy of Nicaragua.  Petroleum refining and distribution is also a major industry in Nicaragua. 

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Typical Food

A well-known food in Nicaragua is Gallo Pinto.  This is also a traditional dish in Costa Rica as well.  Gallo Pinto is a blend of steamed rice and red beans.  In this video, the person making the gallo pinto adds oregano, cilantro, and onions for additional flavor.  This is a very filling and nutritious meal that is well liked in Nicaragua.

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Type of Government

Type of Government | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

Nicaragua has a republic government.  They have 15 different administrative departments. Their constitution was signed on January 9th, 1987.  It has been revised three times, which was in 1995, 2000, and 2005.  They also have an executive, judicial, and legislative branch similair to the United States. 

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Currency & Exchange Rate

Currency & Exchange Rate | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

Currency in Nicaragua is referred to as "cordobas".  The exchange rate from U.S. dollars to cordobas is 22.424.  In 2007, the exchange rate was 18.457.  The exchange rate has increased 3.967 per U.S. dollar.  If you were to buy a hamburger for $3.00 (U.S), it would cost approximately 67.27 cordobas. 

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Area

Area | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

The total area of Nicaragua is 130,370 square km.   The total land area is 119,990 square km.  The total area covered by water is 10,380.  They rank 98th in largest country based on area.  The coastline is 910 km long.

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Flag of Country

Flag of Country | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

The flag has three equal sections.  Both the top and bottom are blue and the middle is white.  The coat of arms is located in the center of the white section.  The color blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean and the Carribean Sea.  The white symbolizes the land between the two bodies of water. 

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Country name and capital

Country name and capital | Nicaragua, Kaitlyn Mayberry | Scoop.it

My county's name is Nicaragua.  The capital is Managua.  The capital has a poplulation of apporximately 934,000 people.  The capital is located directly below the Lago de Manaqua (body of water). The capital has an area of 210 square miles.

 

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