Official Name: Republic of Nicaragua
Capital City: Managua
Type of Government: Republic
Official Language: Spanish
Area: 129,494 sq. km./49,998 sq. mi.
Population: 5,785,846
Religion: Roman Catholic (73%), Evangelical (15%), Moravian (1.5%), Episcopal (.1%); other (1.9%)
Currency: Gold Cordoba (NIO)
Number of Time Zones: 1
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) minus 6 hrs., Eastern Standard Time (EST) minus 1 hr.Daylight savings time is not observed.
Weights and Measures: Metric system
Country Domain: .ni
Country Tel Code: 505