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Nicaragua

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NICARAGUA
(pronounced - ni-kuh-ra-gyoo-uh | ˌnɪkərˈægjʊə)
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Nicaragua
DEMONYMS: Nicaraguan, American, New Worlder
Nicaragua is part of the Central America region in the continent of the Americas. Nicaragua is believed to have been named after Nicarao, an indigenous chieftain or cacique. It is in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, near the equator and is 129.5 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is Spanish, the capital city is Managua, and the main currency used is the Cordoba Oro.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Medium-Low
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.232.2 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.164.8 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
No
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Managua

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REGION

Central America

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CONTINENT

Americas

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HEMISPHERE

Tropics

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AREA

129494

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Pacific Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Nicaragua
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
尼加拉瓜
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Nicaragua
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Nicaragua
Arabic Flag
Arabic
نيكاراغوا
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Nicarágua
French Flag
French
Nicaragua
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
ניקרגואה
Russian Flag
Russian
Никарагуа
German Flag
German
Nicaragua
Hindi Flag
Hindi
निकारागुआ
Japanese Flag
Japanese
ニカラグア

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LAST UPDATED:  October 11, 2022
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Government

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NICARAGUA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ministerio de relaciones exteriores
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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NICARAGUA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
ministerio de salud
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
saludo
HI
hola
HOW ARE YOU?
¿cómo estás?
GOOD MORNING
buenos días
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
¿estoy bien y tu?
GOOD AFTERNOON
buenas tardes
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
¿cuál es tu nombre?
GOOD NIGHT
buenas noches
MY NAME IS…
mi nombre es ...
WELCOME
bienvenido
NICE TO MEET YOU
encantada de conocerte
GOODBYE
adiós
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
¿habla usted inglés?

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Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulancia (spanish)

dial
115

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
policía (spanish)

dial
118

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
fuego (spanish)

dial
128

Call Fire Service Now


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EMERGENCY
emergencia
HELP ME
ayuadame
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
¿dónde está el hospital más cercano?
STOP
detener
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
donde esta la farmacia mas cercana?
HOSPITAL
hospital
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
¿dónde está la estación de policía?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

505

INTERNET SUFFIX

.ni

CURRENCY

NAME:
Cordoba Oro
SYM:
C$
DIVISION:
100 centavos

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
120
HERTZ:
60

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug A Electricity Plug B

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CLIMATE

Managua

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
18.2°C | 64.7°F
02| FEB
18.1°C | 64.6°F
03| MAR
17.2°C | 62.9°F
04| APR
14.8°C | 58.6°F
05| MAY
13.4°C | 56.1°F
06| JUN
11.3°C | 52.4°F
07| JUL
10.5°C | 50.9°F
08| AUG
11.1°C | 52.0°F
09| SEP
12.1°C | 53.8°F
10| OCT
12.8°C | 55.1°F
11| NOV
14.2°C | 57.6°F
12| DEC
16.4°C | 61.5°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
11.8°C | 53.3°F
02| FEB
11.6°C | 52.8°F
03| MAR
11.3°C | 52.4°F
04| APR
9.6°C | 49.2°F
05| MAY
8.3°C | 46.9°F
06| JUN
6.3°C | 43.4°F
07| JUL
5.7°C | 42.2°F
08| AUG
6.2°C | 43.2°F
09| SEP
6.8°C | 44.3°F
10| OCT
7.2°C | 44.9°F
11| NOV
8.1°C | 46.5°F
12| DEC
10.1°C | 50.1°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Dry SeasonDRY
Saison humide / Saison des pluies (fr) | Regenzeit (de) | Estación lluviosa / Húmeda (es) | Stagione delle piogge (it) | Regentijd (du) | Estação Molhada / Estação Chuvosa (pt)
November-April
Wet SeasonWET
Saison sèche (fr) | Trockenzeit (de) | Estación seca (es) | Stagione Asciutta (it) | Droge tijd (du) | Estação Seca (pt)
May-October
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
EXCUSE ME
disculpe
NO
no
PLEASE
por favor
NO, THANK YOU
no, gracias
SORRY
lo siento
MAYBE
tal vez
THANK YOU
gracias

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC-6 (America/Managua)

DST APPLIES

No

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

11
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Required
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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
direcciones y orientación
HOW DO I GET THERE?
¿como llego hasta ahí?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
¿cuanto cuesta?
HOW FAR IS IT?
¿que tan lejos está?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
¿aceptas tarjetas de crédito?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
¿dónde está el baño?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
no me interesa
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
¿dónde está el restaurante más cercano?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
no entiendo
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
¿cuánto te debo?

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LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
lesbiana (spanish)
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Gay
gay (spanish)
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Bisexual
bisexual (spanish)
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Transgender
transgénero (spanish)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
intersexual (spanish)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
asexual (spanish)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
cuestionando (spanish)
Community Flag
Community
comunidad (spanish)
Gender Flag
Gender
relacionado con el género (spanish)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
relacionado con la sexualidad (spanish)
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Non-Binary
no binario (spanish)
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Queer
queer (spanish)
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