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Climate: Nicaragua is hot with an average temperature of 82º F year round. Humidity averages around 75% and there are two seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season is from May to mid-November and dry in the months in between. Almost all days year round begin sunny on the Pacific with rains coming in the afternoon and night which are of short duration. The hottest time of year is from February to May, when temperature often reach towards 100°F and days can be windy. The Pacific region experiences the longest dry season and the dry season becomes progressively shorter as you head east towards the Caribbean.
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Coordinates: 13 00 N, 85 00 W
Currency: The official currency is is the Cordoba. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Economy: Nicaragua's economy is one of the most dynamic things about the nation. In the last ten years, inflation has gone from more than 10,000% to 10% and foreign investment has jumped back and from nothing to more than 100 million dollars.
Official Language: Spanish, but you will encounter English and indigenous languages on the Atlantic coast.
Political Status: Democratic constitutional republic.
Population: 4,918,393 (July 2001 est.)
Time: Standard Time is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6). Nicaragua does not observe Daylight-Saving Time.