(WIPO code: NI) (latest review November 2020)

by Guy José BENDAÑA-GUERRERO & ASOCIADOS, Law Offices, Managua

General Information

Area

130,373.5 sq. km.

Population

6.55 million (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Managua, with about 1.03 million inhabitants.

Language

Spanish.

Currency

Cordoba

Most important agricultural and industrial products

Gold, silver, fats, hides, gum, indigo, mahogany, sugar, bananas, coffee, cotton, meat.

General Remarks

The country has valuable forests and some gold is mined, but it is essentially a land of agriculture and stockbreeding. On the broad tropical plains of the east coast, bananas and sugar cane are cultivated. The chief imports are textiles, machinery, chemicals and flour; the chief exports are coffee, cotton, sugar, bananas, timber, meat and hides.

The prevailing religion is Roman Catholicism.