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Nicaragua: Geography#

LocationCentral America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras
Geographic Coordinates13 00 N, 85 00 W 13.0,-85.0
Area total: 130,370 sq km
land: 119,990 sq km
water: 10,380 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 130370
DBpedia: 129999
Geoname: 129494
Infoplease: 129494
Britannica: 130373
Wolfram: 130370

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Land boundariestotal: 1,231 km
border countries: Costa Rica 309 km, Honduras 922 km
Coastline910 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mogoton 2,438 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Volcan Mombacho 1345 m
According to Geonames: Cerro La Montana 1349 m

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Terrainextensive Atlantic coastal plains rising to central interior mountains; narrow Pacific coastal plain interrupted by volcanoes
Natural Hazardsdestructive earthquakes; volcanoes; landslides; extremely susceptible to hurricanes volcanism: significant volcanic activity; Cerro Negro (elev. 728 m), which last erupted in 1999, is one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes; its lava flows and ash have been known to cause significant damage to farmland and buildings; other historically active volcanoes include Concepcion, Cosiguina, Las Pilas, Masaya, Momotombo, San Cristobal, and Telica
Natural Resourcegold, silver, copper, tungsten, lead, zinc, timber, fish
Land Usearable land: 14.57%
permanent crops: 1.76%
other: 83.66% (2011)
Climatetropical in lowlands, cooler in highlands
Irrigated Land942.4 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources196.6 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; soil erosion; water pollution
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesManagua; Leon; Masaya; Tipitapa; Chinandega
Important Cities
Geography-notelargest country in Central America; contains the largest freshwater body in Central America, Lago de Nicaragua