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

Nicaragua.....?

Does anyone know the national flower of Nicaragua? Or any other facts about Nicaragua...

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  • 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.
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