- 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).
Examples from the Web for nicaragua
The refugees come from Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
Nicaragua also is one of the safest countries in the region.
He vows that it will create 250,000 jobs, lift Nicaragua out of poverty and make it the maritime capital of the world.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and one of the most bio-diverse and beautiful.
President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias laid a calming hand on 1980s El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize
P. J. O’Rourke
October 11, 2014
And in the Nicaragua, where Mrs. Whitney lives, the cost of—but it wouldn't be for long.
He must have slipped his cousin's leash, for he was at the Nicaragua almost as soon as I was.
In France they had seen worse sights, and in Nicaragua and Mexico.The Heads of Apex
There had been a rumor of it in Nicaragua, but no one expected it on the ship.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
He resolved, surrounded by them, to take refuge in Nicaragua.Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi
John S. C. Abbott
- 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)
Word Origin and History for nicaragua
visited 1522 by Spanish conquistador Gil González Dávila, who is said to have named it for a local native chieftain, Nicarao. Related: Nicaraguan.