Nicaragua and Las Salinas information


Quick facts and basic information about Nicaragua and Las Salinas. Nicaragua Facts


  • Area: 129,494 sq. km. (roughly the size of Greece or New York state)
  • Population: 5.9 million. 1 in 5 residents live in and around Managua, the capital
  • Ethnic groups: mestizo 70%, white 15%, black 11%, indigenous 5%
  • Languages: Spanish 97%, Miskito 2%
  • Religion: Catholic 58%, Evangelical 21%, none 16%, other 4%
  • Literacy rate: 67.5%
  • GDP (per capita): $2,800 (2009 est)
  • Poverty rate: 50% below poverty line (defined by the United Nations and World Bank as earning less than $1.25 US per day)
  • Exports: coffee, beef, shrimp, lobster, tobacco, sugar, gold, peanuts
  • Imports: consumer goods, machinery and equipment, raw materials, petroleum products



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