7 Facts about Nicaragua

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In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Nicaragua.

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1. Although Nicaragua’s capital is Managua, the city of Granada is probably the most popular amongst tourists, and in fact is the oldest city on continental Latin America. It was founded in 1524 and fought for supremacy with another city, Leon.

2. Nicaragua is what many experts call a paradise of renewable energies: extensive geothermic resources – resulting from its large volcanic chain and seismic activity. Nicaragua uses the intense steam from deep inside its volcanoes for geothermal energy. 58% of the country’s energy is currently produced by renewable sources.

3. In 1856 William Walker from Tennessee seized control and declared himself to be Nicaragua’s President. He wanted to turn it into a slave state for the United States. The following year the Nicaraguan people kicked him out and in 1860 he was executed by Honduran authorities.

4. The name Nicaragua comes from a combination of two words, “nicarao” and “agua”. The Nicarao are the Indian tribe that were occupying the shores of Lake Nicaragua when the Spaniards arrived in the 1500’s. “Agua” is the Spanish word for water. The Nicarao tribe originally immigrated to Nicaragua from Mexico, after the fall of the Aztec empire. According to legend, the Nicarao were directed to travel south until they found an island with two volcanoes in the middle of a lake. The Nicarao found Ometepe Island with two volcanoes in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, realized they had found the promised land and then setttled on the shores of Lake Nicaragua.

5. Central America’s largest lake is Lake Nicaragua, which provides the water supply for much of Nicaragua. This lake is enormous and contains the largest lake island in the world. It is also home to bull sharks, which are able to jump along the rapids of the San Juan River (which connects Lake Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea), almost like salmon.

6. Almost all the tiny islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Granada, Nicaragua are for sale. Most prices range in the millions of dollars.

7. The United States occupation of Nicaragua from 1912 to 1933 was part of the Banana Wars, when American troops forcefully intervened with various Latin American countries from 1898 to 1934. The formal occupation began in 1912, even though there were various other assaults by the U.S. in Nicaragua throughout this period. American military interventions in Nicaragua were designed to stop any other nation except the United States of America from building a Nicaraguan Canal.

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13 thoughts on “7 Facts about Nicaragua

  1. 0:29 hey, Managua isn't boring or neutral!

  2. Brandon & Gaby Travel July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    20 Things to do in Nicaragua ➡ https://youtu.be/EgoXB9NmuDc

  3. XDRONIN July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    For the record.. Fact #4 is wrong, there was no tribe named Nicarao, I think you meant the Niquirano.

  4. Tom Eardley July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am


  5. William Desmond July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    The last fact is incorrect. While we (The Americans) did invade Nicaragua several times, it was for two reasons:
    1. To emerge business interests of the Fruit companies. U.S interventions in Central America are often called the Banana Wars as they were often to prop up governments amiable to major fruit companies, which needed Central America for their fruit. This was the primary factor for the 1912 invasion.
    2. To prop up American backed governments. This was the catalyst for the 1932 invasion, as Nicaragua was in civil war between the Liberals, led by Augusto Cesar Sandino, and the Conservatives, led by Anastasio Somoza. Somoza was backed by the U.S, which led to us taking over the country to prevent a liberal, and thus anti-U.S, government from taking charge.

    The idea of a Nicaraguan canal was proposed earlier in the 1800's, but interest moved from Nicaragua to Panama in the mid-late 1800's as it was feared that the volcanic activity in Nicaragua could hamper or even destroy a canal through the country.

  6. BARBATUS 89 July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Yo pasé por ahí y vi el lago con los volcanes. Me gustó la experiencia.

  7. Allergic to corruption July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Rip headphones users

  8. Luiz Carlos July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am


  9. canko15 July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Vivan los latinos!

  10. What The Flag July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am


  11. Ethaniel Clyne July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Nice vid

  12. Not so creative Username July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    why did the intro repeat twice?

  13. BaDeR bhr 17 July 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    1st comment

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