[muh-nah-gwuh; Spanish mah-nah-gwah]
- Lake, a lake in W Nicaragua. 390 sq. mi. (1010 sq. km).
- a city in and the capital of Nicaragua, in the W part, on Lake Managua.
- a republic in Central America. 57,143 sq. mi. (148,000 sq. km). Capital: Managua.
- Lake. Spanish Lago de Nicaragua. a lake in SW Nicaragua. 92 miles (148 km) long; 34 miles (55 km) wide; 3060 sq. mi. (7925 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for managua
The Diamond Club in Managua prides itself on being the classiest strip club in all of central America.
Nicaragua: Over the past 10 years, nightclubs have been springing up all over Nicaragua's capital city of Managua.
The district of Managua was almost like a continuous town, so closely were the native houses placed together for nearly ten miles.
Managua and Nindiri are towns in the Mangue district of Nicaragua.
Mr. Baker, the present minister at Managua, has been directed to present his letters of recall.Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2.
Several rudely carved, well-worn images stood also at the street-corners of Managua in 1838.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume IV
Hubert Howe Bancroft
Managua is a modern city, with many flourishing industries and a rapidly growing population.
- the capital of Nicaragua, on the S shore of Lake Managua: chosen as capital in 1857. Pop: 1 159 000 (2005 est)
- Lake Managua a lake in W Nicaragua: drains into Lake Nicaragua by the Tipitapa River. Length: 61 km (38 miles). Width: about 26 km (16 miles)
- a republic in Central America, on the Caribbean and the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from the 1520s; gained independence in 1821 and was annexed by Mexico, becoming a republic in 1838. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: córdoba. Capital: Managua. Pop: 5 788 531 (2013 est). Area: 131 812 sq km (50 893 sq miles)
- Lake Nicaragua a lake in SW Nicaragua, separated from the Pacific by an isthmus 19 km (12 miles) wide: the largest lake in Central America. Area: 8264 sq km (3191 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for managua
visited 1522 by Spanish conquistador Gil González Dávila, who is said to have named it for a local native chieftain, Nicarao. Related: Nicaraguan.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
After fifty years of guerrilla warfare, the Marxist Sandinistas launched a civil war and assumed power in 1979.
During the 1980s, the United States backed anti-Sandinista guerrillas called Contras (see Iran-Contra Affair). In 1990, the Sandinistas were defeated in free elections. In 1995, and again in 2001, opponents of the Sandinistas won elections to the nation's presidency.
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