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Anonymous asked in TravelLatin AmericaOther - Latin America · 1 decade ago

Nicaragua's national flower?

Does anyone know the national flower of Nicaragua?

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The national flower of Nicaragua is the Plumeria alba, locally known as "Sacuanjoche" Laos (in South East Asia) is the only other country to have the flower as their national flower. They call it "Champa" in Laos.

    Other interesting facts about Nicaragua:

    It has the 2 largest lakes in Central America (Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua), one of which is the 2nd largest lake in Latin America and 20th largest in the world.

    Lake Nicaragua is the only fresh-water lake in the world that has sharks in it, they are called the "Nicaragua Shark" (Carcharhinus nicaraguensis).

    Ometepe, an island in Lake Nicaragua, was formed by two volcanoes and is joined by a small strip of land. Ometepe is also the largest volcanic island in a fresh water lake in the world.

    Granada is the oldest colonial city on mainland America.

    The Islets of Granada is an archipelago of 365 islets that formed hundreds of year ago after the Mombacho volcano erupted. Now, its a tourist spot and many people live and have houses on the islets.

    Nicaragua has the larges rainforest in the continent of America, North of the Amazon in Brazil.

    Nicaragua borders the longest lake in Central America, Coco River (Rio Coco) which serves as boundary line with Honduras.

    Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, was the first capital city in Central America to be declared free of illiteracy, this happened in 2007.

    Nicaragua is rated the safest country in Central America, Managua is also rated the safest capital in the region.

    Nicaragua is very diverse, its population is 5.6 million and 69% are Mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian), 17% are white (mostly of German, Spanish, Dutch, French and Italian desecnt), 9% are of black descent (mostly Jamaican, other afro-caribbean, creole, garifuna and west African descent), and 5% are Amerindians (the biggest indigenous group being the Miskitos).

    Spanish is the official language but on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua English and Indigenous languages are spoken and are used officially alongside Spanish.

    Most people in the Caribbean coast speak an indigenous language, English and Spanish, making them polyglots.

    Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and 18% of its territory is protected as Natural Reserves, Wildlife Reserves, National Monuments, ect.

    There are many minorities in Nicaragua such as the Palestinians, Jews, Lebanese, Asians (mostly Chinese) and others.

    Flor de Caña, a delicious rum made and manufactured in Nicaragua, has won over 80 international awards and is sold in many countries around the world (including Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, all of Central America, Venezuela, the U.S. and others).

    El Güegüense (also known as Macho Ratón) is a satirical drama and was the first literary work of post-Columbian Nicaragua. It was awarded as a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" in 2005 by UNESCO.

    Nicaragua is the only country in Central America and one of six in Latin America to have 2 proclaimed masterpieces by UNESCO.

    In 2001 UNESCO proclaimed the Garífuna's language, dance and music as a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Belize.

    Source(s): If in doubt of any of these facts, simple check with google.
  • hych
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

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    6 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    The national flower is locally know as the Sacuanjoche. The Sacuanjoche flower grows on a conical type of tree that flowers around May. Sacuanjoche flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, and simply dupe their pollinators.

    The Sacuanjoche flower appears on the 1, 5, 10, and 25 cent banknotes.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Take German or Spanish, unless you live by Quebec, french is a useless language. Frenchies you'll meet around in the US will laugh at your bad french and switch to English. French people are just rude very often too (not all of the time of course). I would not recommend French, take it from my mother too, who learned it in High School and never used it. Now, Germans on the other hand would appreciate your ability to speak their language, and German is very valuable on the internet. A large chunk of internet users are German. Plus, some degree of German fluency would probably help your English, given the two languages are VERY close. Finally, Spanish would definitely be the most useful language of them all; there are many new immigrants around here that speak solely Spanish. However, most public schools make a point of teaching Castellano, or the Spanish dialect from Spain. Although you should be able to understand Central American Spanish, the most common around in the US, easily with this dialect; as you go further south, Columbia, Peru, Argentina, it will become harder and harder to comprehend vocalized Spanish dialects if you learn Castellano. Just bear that in mind. Also bear in mind that native Hispanics and Spaniards speak ridiculously fast as Spanish can seriously be a mouthful, so it may take a lot of practice to be able to process their speech. Reading and writing are pretty easy though.

  • 1 decade ago

    its colorfol flower called Sacuanjoche. the flower actually grows on a tree, the Plumeria alba or Frangipani; a conical type of tree that flowers around May. the local name, Sacuanjoche, is derived from the Náhuatl language. the flower even appears on the 1, 5, 10, and 25 cent banknotes.< which are like..never used.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o'clock flower is pollinated by hawkmoths (Hyles genus) that only come out at dusk. So the flower only opens when its pollinators become active. Hence the name for the plant follows its twilight opening.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah it is the Sacuanjoche. It is on their 1 and 10 dollar bill.

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