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Ay Nicaragua Nicaraguita - Photo by Gentil Garšon [vacances en Somalie] - CC-BY

 

Population 2002........................................................ 5,023,818
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........2,500
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 12.3
Unemployment.....................................................................23%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.8
Labor force (%) ....... 3.7
 

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Le volcan Momotombo - Photo by dalbera - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................365,700 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......50
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................63
Life expectancy at birth (years)....................................................68
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................43
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) .............................12
Access to safe water (% of population) ...................................62
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................37

 

 

Go to Nicaragua Capital Managua City Profile - To Nicaragua History

Background Note: Nicaragua __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1850.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Nicaragua __ A detailed look at Nicaragua including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/nu.html 

Colleges and Universities - Nicaragua __ List (1) of schools with direct contact links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/ni.html
 
Country Profile: Nicaragua __ "Lacking substantial mineral resources, Nicaragua has traditionally relied on agricultural exports to sustain its economy. But these benefited mainly a few elite families of Spanish descent, primarily the Somoza family, which ruled the country with US backing between 1937 and the Sandinista revolution in 1979." A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1225218.stm

Economy of Nicaragua __ "The economy of Nicaragua has made significant progress toward macro-economic stabilization over the past few years - even with the damage caused by Hurricane Mitch in the fall of 1998. International aid, debt relief, and continued foreign investment have contributed to the stabilization process." An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Nicaragua 

Ethnologue report for Nicaragua __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Nicaragua. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Nicaragua

Maps Of Nicaragua __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Casta˝eda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Nicaragua.html

 

Nicaragua __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/nicaragua/ 
 
Nicaragua __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/nicaragua.html

Nicaragua __ Good overview of Nicaragua including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107839.html

Nicaragua __ "Nicaragua is best known not for its landscape or cultural treasures, but for the 1979 Sandinista revolution and subsequent Contra war, in which the people rose up in hope only to be derailed by US-orchestrated interference. The Sandinistas are no longer in power and the prevailing economic ideology, dictated by the likes of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), involves widespread privatization and deregulation." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/nicaragua/

Nicaragua Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Economy, Climate ... __ "Nicaragua Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Economy, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." It is all there. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/countries/nicaragua/economy/index.html 


 
Nicaragua Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Nicaragua - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Nicaragua Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/nicaragua_geography.html

Nicaragua: Geography, Maps and Information __ Geography and maps of the Central American country of Nicaragua. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blnicaragua.htm

nicaragua map and map of nicaragua information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/camerica/ni.htm

Nicaragua Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Nicaragua. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Nicaragua/ 
 
Nicaragua Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ Here are several galleries of pictures of Nicaragua as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Nicaragua and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/nicaragua 

Nicaragua Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/nicaragua/

pictures of Nicaragua at picturesofplaces.com - nicaragua pictures ... __ Nicaragua pictures including Managua, Granada, Lake Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur, Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Apoyo Lake, Bluefields, and more! - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/CentralSouthAmerica/nicaragua.html 
 

 

 

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