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38 Facts About Nicaragua
In July 1823, after the overthrow of the Mexican monarchy in March of the same year, Nicaragua joined the newly formed United Provinces of Central America, country later known as the Federal Republic of Central America.
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Nicaragua replied he could not, and asked the U S to intervene in the conflict.
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Nicaragua has experienced several military dictatorships, the longest being the hereditary dictatorship of the Somoza family, who ruled for 43 nonconsecutive years during the 20th century.
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In 1945, Nicaragua was among the first countries to ratify the United Nations Charter.
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Nicaragua is remembered by some as moderate, but after only a few years in power died of a heart attack.
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On 9 June 2021, Nicaragua launched a new volcanic supersite research in strengthening the monitoring and surveillance of the country's 21 active volcanoes.
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Nicaragua has three distinct geographical regions: the Pacific lowlands – fertile valleys which the Spanish colonists settled, the Amerrisque Mountains, and the Mosquito Coast .
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Nicaragua was one of the few countries that did not enter an INDC at COP21.
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Nicaragua initially chose not to join the Paris Climate Accord because it felt that "much more action is required" by individual countries on restricting global temperature rise.
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Geophysically, Nicaragua is surrounded by the Caribbean Plate, an oceanic tectonic plate underlying Central America and the Cocos Plate.
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Lake Nicaragua is the largest freshwater lake in Central America, and is home to some of the world's rare freshwater sharks .
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Northern Nicaragua is the most diversified region producing coffee, cattle, milk products, vegetables, wood, gold, and flowers.
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Nicaragua is located in the middle of the Americas and this privileged location has enabled the country to serve as host to a great biodiversity.
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Nicaragua has recently banned freshwater fishing of the Nicaragua shark and the sawfish in response to the declining populations of these animals.
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Politics of Nicaragua takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Nicaragua is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system.
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In 2017, Nicaragua signed the UN treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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Today most of Nicaragua's bananas are grown in the northwestern part of the country near the port of Corinto; sugarcane is grown in the same district.
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Nicaragua is currently a member of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, which is known as ALBA.
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Nicaragua is referred to as "the land of lakes and volcanoes" due to the number of lagoons and lakes, and the chain of volcanoes that runs from the north to the south along the country's Pacific side.
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Nicaragua has three eco-regions which contain volcanoes, tropical rainforests, and agricultural land.
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Religion plays a significant part of the culture of Nicaragua and is afforded special protections in the constitution.
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The marimba of Nicaragua is played by a sitting performer holding the instrument on his knees.
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Nicaragua is usually accompanied by a bass fiddle, guitar and guitarrilla .
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Nicaragua enjoys a variety of international influence in the music arena.
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Nicaragua is called the "Father of Modernism" for leading the modernismo literary movement at the end of the 19th century.
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Many of Nicaragua's dishes include indigenous fruits and vegetables such as jocote, mango, papaya, tamarindo, pipian, banana, avocado, yuca, and herbs such as cilantro, oregano and achiote.
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