Facts About Nicaragua

  • Country Telephone Code: 505
  • Country Capital: Managua
  • National Currency: Cordoba
  • Independence Day: September 15, 1821
  • Tourism Web Site: Nicaragua Tourism Institute

Geography

  • Latitude & longitude: 13° 0´ 0´ N / 85° 0´ 0´ W
  • Land Boundaries: 765 miles (1,231 km)
    • Honduras: 573 miles (922 km)
    • Costa Rica: 192 miles (309 km)
  • Coastline: 565 miles (910 km)
  • Total Area: 50,446 sq miles (130,370 sq km)
    • Land: 19,559.86 sq miles (119,990 sq km)
    • Water: 169.88 sq miles (10,380 sq km)
  • Highest Elevation: Mogotón 7,999 ft. (2,438 m)
  • Political Map: Nicaragua is comprised of 15 departments and 2 autonomous zones (capitals): Boaco (Boaco), Carazo (Jinotepe), Chinandega (Chinandega), Chontales (Juigalpa), Estelí (Estelí), Granada (Granada), Linotega (Jinotega), León (Léon), Madriz (Somoto), Managua (Managua), Masaya (Masaya), Matagalpa (Matagalpa), Nueva Segovia (Ocotal), Río San Juan (San Carlos), Rivas (Rivas), Autonomous Zone Atlántico Norte (Bilwi) and Autonomous Zone Atlántico Sur (Bluefields). These departments are divided into 153 municipalities.
Map of Nicaragua