Updated: Sep 20, 2022
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Nicaragua or officially the Republic of Nicaragua.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, it is bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest.
Reason for Naming the country
The country’s name is derived from Nicarao, chief of the indigenous tribe that lived around present-day Lake Nicaragua during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Nicaragua has a unique history in that it was the only country in Latin America to be colonized by both the Spanish and the British.