Managua By breanna bratton

Clothing

Today many Nicaraguans wear the same clothes as in other parts of the world. There are many used clothing stores called Ropa Americana, which sell used clothing from the USA. Men wear short sleeved or light long sleeved shirts and long pants. Women wear long pants and short sleeved shirts or skirts or dresses that go down to the knee. In the countryside women tend to dress more conservatively, but if going out at night in Managua expect to see tight skirts and low cut tops. Shorts are not commonly worn.

children in nicaragua

Traditional Nicaraguan clothing includes a simple loose white shirt and long pants for men, with or without embroidery, a straw hat, and bandanna. Women wore embroidered dresses with full skirts, and some kind of kerchief or adornment for their hair.

nicaraguan dancers

Climate

A tropical climate can be observed in Nicaragua. Just as in the other Central American countries, there are two seasons: the dry and the raining season. During the dry season (January - June) there is virtually no rain and trees and plants start to dry out.

nicaragua

The Flag

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.

flag

Food

One of the foods that they eat in nicaragua is Gallo Pinto. Most people in Nicaragua eat this almost daily and it is considered a national symbol. It is composed of a mixture of fried rice with onion and sweet pepper, red beans boiled with garlic. They are mixed and fried all together. Nacatamal: a dough which is prepared with ground corn and butter

gallo pinto

Population

Nicaraguas population ranges from 5 million to 6 million people.

populatin in nicaragua over the years

A few of the ethnic groups of Nicaragua include Afro- Nicaraguan, European Nicaraguan, Indigenous peoples in Nicaraguan, and Nicaraguan jews.

Currency

Nicaragua’s currency is the Córdoba, named for the founder of Nicaragua, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, and written with the symbol C$. The Córdoba is divided into 100 centavos.

nicaragan money

One Nicaraguan cordoba is equal to 0.034 us dollar.

Government

Nicaragua is a country in Central America with constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government. The President of Nicaragua is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government.

Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly. The judiciary and electoral powers are independent of the executive and the legislature. The magistrates of both the Supreme Court (CSJ) and the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) are appointed by the President and ratified by the National Assembly.

Daniel Ortega (president of nicaragua)

History

Nicaragua became a part of the First Mexican Empire in 1821, was a part of the United Provinces of Central America in 1823, and then became an independent republic in its own right in 1838.

Language in Nicaragua

The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish; however, Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages and also English. The communities located on the Caribbean coast also have access to education in their native languages.

Religion

Over 90% of Nicaragua's population are members of Christian denominations. Approximately 73% of Nicaraguans follow the Roman Catholic religion with about 15% attending evangelical churches. Around 2% are part of the Moravian Church and some 0.1 percent are joined to the Episcopal Church.

Church in nicaragua

Map of Nicaragua

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