Population 6 million
Languages Spanish, Creole and indigenous
Currency Nicaraguan córdoba (C$)
Capital Managua (population: 1.8 million)
International phone code 505
Time zone GMT –6hr
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Nicaragua's tourism revolution: this is the year to visit
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The travel bucket list
If you’re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list, look no further. With some help from our authors, editors and other travel expert…08 Feb 2013 • Tim Chester insert_drive_file Article