(WIPO code: NI) (last revised December 2021)

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

General Information

Area

130,373.5 sq. km.

Population

6.6 million (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Managua, with about 1.073 million inhabitants (2021).

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.