The capital of NicaraguaIt is the city of Managua, this is also the seat of government and state powers. It was elevated to city in 1846, and declared the Capital of the Nation in 1852.
Managua is located in western Nicaragua, on the southwest coast of Lake Xolotlán or Lake Managua, this is the largest city in the country in terms of population and geographic extent.
In the Nahuatl language, Managua means "where there is an extension of water" to the many lakes and lagoons that surround it.
Due to its location, in an average of just 50 m above sea level, in Managua a warm and humid climate prevails, with average temperatures between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius, reaching up to 38 degrees in the warmer months.
The capital of Nicaragua, counts a population of about 1, 480,270 inhabitants within its municipal limits. The metropolitan area of Managua, which includes the most populated cities such as Ciudad Sandino and Tipitapa, total 2.2 million inhabitants.
As a result, Managua is the largest population center in the country, concentrating 25.0% of the population; Which makes it one of the most populated cities in Central America.
Managua has been a city that has been constantly changing over the years, before the 1972 earthquake destroyed everything, the capital of Nicaragua was considered a cosmopolitan city of great economic importance in the region, but this devastating fact added To the period of War lived in the years 80 seriously affected its development.
After overcoming the War period, Managua, the Nicaraguan capital was gradually built up in the 90's, in it today, important industrial and commercial centers can be found.Also at present, it is considered the economic and governmental center of the country.
The capital of Nicaragua has an area of buildings that survived the earthquake of 1972, this area is now recognized as the main tourist attraction of the city, which include:
The capital of Nicaragua is characterized by its range of cultural activities celebrated throughout the year, such as:
as well as being the venue for the organization of concerts by national and international artists.