Running Head: Research Paper on Nicaragua
World Culture and Environmental Issues
July 27, 2009
The purpose of this report is to show geographic representation of a country. For my report I chose Nicaragua. I will be describing its Geography, Climate, People and Culture, Tourism, Major Rivers, Mountains and Volcanos. Although Nicaragua is known to be a poor country it is known for its great people, tourism activities, and beautiful rivers and lakes. In the next few sections you will be able to have a narrower idea of Nicaragua’s culture, people, places, and much more. You will also be able to see Nicaragua’s major attractions in case you decide to visit on a vacation for exploring or just to relax.
Nicaragua was the choice of country to research because it is my family roots. Nicaragua is filled with many places and regions that many of us don’t know. These topics will be discussed in the following sections. I will cover from its geography all the way to its major rivers, volcanoes, climate, culture, people, and much more. Nicaragua is just as large as New York as you will see in the Geography section. There are two major rivers among sixteen of them that exist which will be discussed in the Major Rivers section. Climate in Nicaragua vary depending on the time of the year which is described in the Climate section as well. Nicaragua is known for lakes and volcanoes. Under the section of Mountains and Volcanoes you will be able to see some of the largest volcanoes which are used by visiting tourist to climb and hike. Some of these volcanoes surrounding Nicaragua are still active and most are dormant. I believe that even though there are many environmental issues in this country and it is categorized as a very poor country there is still much beauty to see and experiment.
Nicaragua measures 129,474 square kilometers of which 20% are designated as protected areas. Nicaragua is approximately the size of the state of New York. There are approximately 5.7 million people living in Nicaragua. The capital of Nicaragua and its most populous city is Managua. Although Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America it is the least densely populated. Nicaragua is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. It shares a northern border along the Rio Coco of 530 kilometers with Honduras. Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica measures 313 kilometers. Nicaragua has a tremendous Pacific coast measuring 325 kilometers from the Bay of Salinas in the south to the Gulf of Fonseca in the north to Naranjo beach on the south. The Caribbean coast measures 509 kilometers from the cape Gracias a Dios in the north to just below the Rio San Juan in the south. (Refer to Figure 1.1 and 1.2 for more details) Figure 1.1 [pic]
Nicaragua – Geography
By CIA Factbook
Jan 16, 2005, 15:18
|Geography |Nicaragua |
|Location: |Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and| | |Honduras | |Geographic coordinates: |13 00 N, 85 00 W | |Map references: |Central America and the Caribbean | |Area: |total: 129,494 sq km | |...
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