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  • Population  6.14 million (2016 est.)
  • Area  130,370 sq km
  • Capital City  Managua
  • Time Zone  UTC/GMT -06:00
  • Location  Central America – bordered by the Caribbean to the east and Pacific to the west, between Honduras and Costa Rica
  • Climate  Tropical but slightly cooler in highlands
  • Currency  Nicaragua córdoba ($1 USD = 30.4758 Nicaraguan Córdobas Oct 2017)
  • Language  Spanish (official) 95.3%
  • System of Government  Republic
  • Country Code  +505
  • Emergency Number  118 (police, fire, ambulance)
  • Electricity  120V (Yup, you can bring your US electronics & appliances here!)
  • Religion  Roman Catholic 58.5%, Protestant 23.2%
  • Imports  $6.163 billion (2015 est.)
  • Exports  $3.263 billion (2015 est.)
  • GDP  $13.23 billion ($2,151 per capita) 2016 est.