The capital city of Nicaragua is Managua. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Xolotlán (Lake Managua). It became the capital city of Nicaragua in 1852. Managua is also the biggest and most populous city in the country. Over the years the situation has changed, and Managua’s economy has grown significantly. Now it is the center for major banks, major factories and international business in Nicaragua. The rapid growth of the economy has attracted many residents to the capital.
As of 2015, Managua had a population of 2,205,676 people living in the city center. The metropolitan areas had a higher population of 2,560,789 residents. Other than being the biggest city in size, Managua has more residents than the other two second largest cities. Many people are attracted to the city because of the job opportunities.
Managua has significant tourist attractions for visitors from festivals, museums, cultures, history, and lagoons. Tiscapa Lagoon Historic Park is centrally located. The lagoon has a zip line which runs over the lagoon. It is a good way to enjoy the view from the zip line. There is also a great cultural festival which attracts many tourists every year on August 1st. Managua is also home to a great nightlife scene, which includes a number of popular clubs.
Managua experiences a tropical climate. The rainy season begins in May and ends in October, while the dry season is between November and April. Temperatures are usually at a range of 32 degree Celsius. On March and April, the sun in Nicaragua is at its peak point resulting in high temperatures.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018
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