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Diriamba is a municipality in the Carazo department of Nicaragua. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Carazo is a department in Nicaragua. ... Nicaragua is a unitary republic. ...


Coordinates: 11°51′N 86°14′W The city is well known in the country by a number of idiosyncratic events and landmarks, as well as its mild weather, rich agricultural lands and jovial people. The city celebrates the life and story of the Chorotega chieftain named Diriangen, and famed by his struggle against the invasion by the Spanish conquistadors. During the month of January, the city celebrates the annual festival of San Sebastian, Diriamba's patron saint. The week-long celebration culminates with the marching of the Gueguense or Macho Raton, a complex dance incorporating both Christian and pagan traditions in a satirical criticism to the Spanish colony. The Gueguense is the first precolonial literary figure in Nicaraguan history. It was allegedly written by an unknown author in the XVII century. The storyline hails back to the years of the colony and by confusing Spanish and Nahuatl word sounding alike, it makes fun of Spanish authorities. The city's elevation (just above 500 meters above sea level), and the geography of the cordillera upon which it sits, lend it a constantly mild weather. The principal township is surrounded by hills populated by Ponderosa pines, some of the most fertile coffee plantations in the pacific coast, brilliant rivers - the most popular being La Maquina - and idyllic beaches at a short drive of 30 minutes. The city is also home to the Diriangen Soccer Club, a traditional powerhouse in Nicaraguan professional soccer. Diriamba is home to three principal churches, the most famed - and one of the most beautiful churches in the country- being La Basilica de San Sebastian, the foundation stone was laid out in 1891, but the Basilica inaugurated until 1939. Another important landmark is the clock tower located at the main intersection leading traffic in and out of the town. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Diriamba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
Diriamba is a municipality in the Carazo department of Nicaragua.
Coordinates: 11°51′N 86°14′W The city is well known in the country by a number of idiosyncratic events and landmarks, as well as its mild weather, rich agricultural lands and jovial people.
Diriamba is home to three principal churches, the most famed - and one of the most beautiful churches in the country- being La Basilica de San Sebastian, the foundation stone was laid out in 1891, but the Basilica inaugurated until 1939.
Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua (2781 words)
Diriamba es una cuna de grandes valores, como el Doctor Salvador Mendieta padre de la Unión Centroamericana (en tiempos modernos).
Diriamba ha recibido la ayuda de mas de 10 paises que han donado estadio, museo, Hospital, complejo habitacionales; centro de investigaion, puentes, pozos de agua potable asi como contruccion de drenajes de agaua pluviales, auditorio para conferencias, sala de capacitacion, escuela tecnica, escuela de computadoras, ambulancia, existe oferta para crear una Zona industrial.
Eterna rival de Jinotepe su capital departamental Diriamba, es una verdadera joya arquitectónica, llena de singular belleza, digna de visitar.
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