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  Nicaragua - LoveToKnow 1911
Under the influence of the intermittent trade-winds Lake Nicaragua rises and falls regularly, whence the popular notion that it was a tidal lake.
The distance from the lake to the principal or Colorado mouth of the river is 95 m., and the average width of the channel 1500 ft. Near its mouth the main stream branches out into a wide delta.
The hydrography of Nicaragua is curious in two respects: as in the Amazonian region all the large rivers flow east, none escaping to the Pacific; and the main watershed does not correspond with the main cordillera, which is inferior in this particular both to the volcanic mountains and to the plateau region.
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 Lake Nicaragua
Nicaragua’s largest lake has several names: the indigenous tribes called it Cocibolca, the Spanish conquerors named it La Mar Dulce (the Sweet Sea), the people from Granada call it Lake Granada and it is nowadays generally known as Lake Nicaragua.
The lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Latin America, has been an important link for many years between inland Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea, and the colonial city of Granada located on the northwestern shore of the lake was the first Nicaraguan city to be established by Spanish conquerors in 1524.
Lake Nicaragua is part of the largest international drainage basin of Central America, and together with Lake Managua and the San Juan River it forms a tectonic valley with an area of over 41,000 km²;.
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 Nicaragua - MSN Encarta
Nicaragua is sometimes called “the land of lakes and volcanoes,” and the largest lakes in Central America and a chain of volcanic peaks dominate the western part of the country.
Nicaragua probably takes its name from Nicarao, chief of the indigenous people who lived around Lake Nicaragua at the time Spanish explorers and conquerors arrived in the early 1500s.
Nicaragua extends from the Caribbean Sea on the east to the Pacific Ocean on the west.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577584/Nicaragua.html   (1120 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Lake Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca or Granada (Lago de Nicaragua, Lago Cocibolca, Mar Dulce, Gran Lago, Gran Lago Dulce, or Lago de Granada) is a massive freshwater lake in Nicaragua of tectonic origin.
The lake is connected to the Caribbean Sea by the San Juan River, historically making the lakeside city of Granada, Nicaragua an Atlantic port although it is closer to the Pacific.
The lake has sizeable waves, but unlike ocean waves driven by the moon the lake waves are driven by the easterly winds blowing west to the Pacific Ocean and can be much more sporadic and choppy.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Lake_Nicaragua   (612 words)

  
 Megaships may displace boats in Lake Nicaragua - USATODAY.com
OMETEPE ISLAND, Nicaragua — If planners in Nicaragua's capital get their way in the next month, the southern portion of Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua could be transformed from a placid tourist spot to a global transportation route plied by ships spanning the length of five soccer fields.
Nicaragua's canal would handle ships with drafts too deep to squeeze through the Panama Canal — even after Panama's expansion to accommodate bigger ships, scheduled to be completed by 2015.
Nicaragua would earn a percentage of profits — yet to be determined — for its contribution of geography and natural resources.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-11-26-nicaragua-canal_x.htm   (815 words)

  
 Lake Nicaragua — FactMonster.com
Lake Nicaragua, along with Lake Managua (which drains into it from the northwest), occupies part of the Nicaragua Depression, an extensive lowland region stretching across the isthmus.
The lake is a transportation route; Granada is its chief port.
It is on the Isthmus of Rivas, a narrow...
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 Nicaragua A hidden gem
Known as the "land of lakes and volcanoes," this tiny country has the potential to be one of the hottest destinations south of the border.
Life in Nicaragua is often measured by disasters, but there is a certain beauty in the country's residents — Nicas, as they are known — a strength to rebuild, reorganize and carry on with a smile.
Nicaragua welcomed me with brazos abiertos (open arms), and I've always found it ironic that some of the world's poorest people are the most hospitable.
www.ricanica.com /NICARAGUA/NEWS/nicaragua_a_hidden_gem.htm   (2179 words)

  
 lake nicaragua map and map of lake nicaragua size and information history page
Lake Nicaragua (Lago Nicaragua) is about 99 miles (160 km) in length, with a max width of 45 miles (72 km).
Lake Nicaragua has hundreds of islands, including an archipelago of over 350 tiny islets near the port city of Granada.
The lake's largest islands include Ometepe, actually formed by the lava flow of two volcanoes; Conception is still active while Maderas is dormant; beautiful Zapatera Island, and further to the south, the thirty-some islands of the Solentiname archipelago.
www.worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/lakenic.htm   (362 words)

  
 The world’s best-kept retirement secret - MSN Money   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the record, Nicaragua is not in the midst of a civil war, and it's not a communist state.
Lake Nicaragua, the 10th-largest freshwater lake in the world, is famous for its freshwater sharks, the only ones in the world.
Charming Granada, on Lake Nicaragua, is the jewel of Nicaragua's colonial crown, the second-oldest city in the Americas.
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 lake nicaragua map
Lake Nicaragua (Lago Nicaragua) is about 99 miles (160 km) in length, with a maximum width of 45 miles (72 km).
Lake Nicaragua has hundreds of islands, including an archipelago of over 350 tiny islets near the port city of Granada.
The lake's largest islands include Ometepe, actually formed by the lava flow of two volcanoes; Conception is still active while Maderas is dormant; beautiful Zapatera Island, and further to the south, the thirty-some islands of the Solentiname archipelago.
worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/lakenic.htm   (349 words)

  
 Background Info | Nicaragua Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Archipiélago de Solentiname in Lake Nicaragua is famous as a haven for artists, poets and craftspeople.
A typical meal in Nicaragua consists of eggs or meat, beans and rice, salad (cabbage and tomatoes), tortillas and fruit in season.
The earliest traces of human habitation in Nicaragua are the 7,000-year-old footprints of the Acahualinca - prints preserved under layers of volcanic ash of people and animals running toward Lake Managua.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/central-america/nicaragua/essential?a=culture   (1437 words)

  
 Nicaragua Facts
Lake Nicaragua is the 2nd largest in Latin America (falling a few square meters short of Lake Titicaca shared by Bolivia and Peru) at 8,264 km2 and is home to over 400 volcanic origin islands, including a dual volcano island that is the largest lake island in the world and three distinct archipelagos.
Lake Nicaragua is separated from the Pacific Ocean by only a 17 km wide strip of land, but drains into the Caribbean Sea by means of the Rio San Juan’s 190 km length.
Nicaragua is on the same time as Central Standard Time (Chicago) in the USA, however the country does not go on daylight savings and during this period the country is effectively on Mountain Standard Time (Denver).
www.nvmundo.com /toursnicaragua/nicaragua.htm   (1486 words)

  
 Destination Nicaragua. Travel and tourist information Nicaragua. Hotels World travel information.
Nicaragua borders Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south.
The island of Ometepe is the largest of the 310 islands on the lake.
The majority of Nicaragua's population lives and works in the lowland between the Pacific and western shores of Lake Nicaragua, the southwestern shore of Lake Managua and the southwestern sides of the range of volcanoes.
www.hotels-world.com /travelinfo/na/nicaragua/country.htm   (539 words)

  
 NICARAGUA
The coastal regions of Nicaragua have a tropical climate with a mean average temperature of 25.5° C (78° F).
Nicaragua was governed by a junta from 1979 to 1984.
Nicaragua was governed by Pedrarias Dávila from 1526 to 1531, but later in the century, following a period of intense rivalry and civil war among the Spanish conquerors, it was incorporated into the captaincy-general of Guatemala.
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 Nicaragua - Living - Real Estate - Retirement - Investing - Nicaragua: A hidden gem   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Known as the "land of lakes and volcanoes," this tiny country has the potential to be one of the hottest destinations south of the border.
Life in Nicaragua is often measured by disasters, but there is a certain beauty in the country's residents — Nicas, as they are known — a strength to rebuild, reorganize and carry on with a smile.
Nicaragua welcomed me with brazos abiertos (open arms), and I've always found it ironic that some of the world's poorest people are the most hospitable.
www.primenicaraguaproperty.com /pages/articles_3.htm   (2243 words)

  
 Living and Investing in the New Nicaragua - Lay of the land
Nicaragua can be called the land of eternal summer in that there is not much difference in temperature from month to month and from season to season.
It is on the shore of Lake Managua.
Nicaragua is often referred to as the “land of water” because its landscape is dominated by its lakes, rivers and beaches.
www.liveinnicaragua.com /pages/chapter01.html   (5177 words)

  
 Nicaragua News - A Newsletter by Richard Leonardi
The sky over Lake Nicaragua was clear, but screaming with a pressurized air that pushed endless lines of white caps onto the shore.
The 19th century steamships docked at La Virgen on the lake's western shore, loaded passengers arriving overland from San Juan del Sur, before sailing to San Carlos via the churning, rock-filled channel that skirts the southern shores of the Island of Ometepe and the bottom of Lake Nicaragua.
Lake Nicaragua's massive body is punctuated by more than 450 islands and four distinct archipelagos, including Isla de Ometepe, the grandest volcanic lake island on the planet.
www.nicaraguaphoto.com /essays/update_nicaraguaOct2003.shtml   (3470 words)

  
 Nicaragua (08/07)
Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821, briefly becoming a part of the Mexican Empire and then a member of a federation of independent Central American provinces.
Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government.
Nicaragua also is a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Non-aligned Movement (NAM), the International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1850.htm   (3577 words)

  
 Lake nicaragua travel guide
Lake Nicaragua, Lago de Nicaragua in Spanish or the natives call it Cocibolca ``The Sweat Sea``, is the second biggest lake in Latin America behind Lake Titicaca.
Lake Nicaragua has the only species of freshwater sharks in the whole world.
Lake Nicaragua is 100 miles long and up to 45 miles wide, also reaches a depth of 84 feet.
www.world66.com /centralamericathecaribbean/nicaragua/lakenicaragua   (206 words)

  
 Nicaragua Country Information
Nicaragua borders with Costa Rica to the South East and with Honduras to the North West.
Nicaragua's tourist season is during the dry season from November until May. During the rainy season from June to October, the weather can be hot and steamy in the lowlands when the humidity makes the heat more oppressive than otherwise.
Rain in Nicaragua tends to come in sudden short downpours that freshen the air and are followed by sunshine.
www.enjoycentralamerica.com /nicaragua.htm   (440 words)

  
 NICARAGUA HOLIDAY & TRAVEL GUIDE - NICARAGUA VISITOR GUIDE
Lake Nicaragua is the 2nd largest in Latin America at 8,264 km2 and is home to over 450 volcanic origin islands, including the world's largest volcanic lake island, Isla Ometepe and 5 distinct archipelagos.
Lake Nicaragua's western-most point is only 18 km from the Pacific Ocean, but drains into the Caribbean Sea by means of the San Juan River's 190 km length.
Nicaragua is one of the safest places to visit in the Americas thanks to her unique people.
www.toursnicaragua.com /travel_guide.html   (1525 words)

  
 Nicaragua.com: Kayaking and Canoing on Lake Nicaragua - - Nicaragua Blog
Lake Nicaragua - also known as Lake Cocibolca - isn't just the tenth largest freshwater lake in the world, and the second largest in Latin America - it is a kayaking and canoeing paradise.
The nearby city of Granada makes kayaking on Lake Nicaragua easily accessible, but it also provides access to an extraordinary group of islets that can be found close to the shore.
Access to lake Nicaragua via the pier of Granada (at the end of La Calzada or El Caimito street) puts you right at the water's edge and in proximity to a variety of vendors who will rent you a kayak, canoe or boat to explore Lake Nicaragua.
www.nicaragua.com /blog/kayaking-and-canoing-on-lake-nicaragua   (451 words)

  
 Nicaragua Country Profile
Republica de Nicaragua, the land of lakes and volcanoes borders Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south.
However, visit Nicaragua and you can't remain immune to the country's extraordinary landscape of volcanoes (17 in total), lakes, mountains and vast plains of rainforest.
It is the oldest town built by the Spaniards on the mainland (1524) on the banks of Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca.
www.donquijote.org /tourist/profiles/paises/republicadenicaragua   (1431 words)

  
 Granada Island Lake Nicaragua - NicaBeachFront.com
Covering over 8,000 square kilometers, Lake Nicaragua is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world, and by far the largest in Central America.
Laying on the Lake of Nicaragua, Granada island is an enchanting combination of tropical climate, blue water, fresh breeze combined with 360 deg panoramic views, and a varierty of trees including palms.
The lake is believed to have once been part of the Pacific, and was then subsequently cut off from the ocean by massive volcanic eruptions.
www.nicabeachfront.com /granada1isla.htm   (2972 words)

  
 History of Nicaragua   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nicaragua takes its name from Nicarao, chief of the indigenous tribe then living around present-day Lake Nicaragua.
Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821, briefly becoming a part of the Mexican Empire and then a member of a federation of independent Central American provinces.
However, due to differences over an isthmian canal and concessions to Americans in Nicaragua as well as a concern for what was perceived as Nicaragua's destabilizing influence in the region, in 1909 the United States provided political support to Conservative-led forces rebelling against President Zelaya and intervened militarily to protect American lives and property.
www.historyofnations.net /northamerica/nicaragua.html   (836 words)

  
 Costa Rica Scuba Diving, Costa Rica Beach, Costa Rica Resort, Costa Rica Holidays and Costa Rica Sport Fishing : Costa ...
Nicaragua is considered one of the safest countries in Latin America.
Lake Nicaragua is the 2nd largest in Latin America at 8,264 km2 and is home to over 450 volcanic origin islands, including the world's largest volcanic lake island, Isla Ometepe and 5 distinct archipelagos.
Lake Nicaragua's western-most point is only 18 km from the Pacific Ocean, but drains into the Caribbean Sea by means of the San Juan River 's 190 km length.
www.costaricadive.com /nicaragua   (378 words)

  
 PROCUENCA-San Juan
Of the land area, 64% is in southern Nicaragua and 36% in northern Costa Rica.
The planning area covers the subbasins of Lake Nicaragua and of the San Juan River, plus four smaller but nevertheless significant subbasins with natural links to this system--the Indio and Maiz river basins in Nicaragua and the Colorado and Tortuguero river basins in Costa Rica.
Thus Lake Nicaragua faces the threat of an influx of heavy metals, agrochemical waste associated with pesticides and fertilizers, and industrial and urban effluents, all of which would diminish the quality of its waters.
www.oas.org /sanjuan/english/about/project_brief/background.html   (581 words)

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