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Managua

Seal
Nickname: La Novia del Xolotlán
(English:The Bride of Xolotlán)[1]
Coordinates: 12°8′11.76″N 86°15′5.04″W / 12.1366, -86.2514
Country Nicaragua
Department Managua
Municipality Managua
Founded 1819
Seat of the Government 1852
Capital of the Nation 1852[2]
Government
 - Mayor Dionisio Marenco
 - Vice Mayor Alexis Argüello
Area
 - City 544 km²  (210 sq mi)
 - Urban 173.7 km² (67.1 sq mi)
Population
 - City 1,680,100
 - Density 2,537/km² (6,570.8/sq mi)
Website: http://www.managua.gob.ni/

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as the department and municipality by the same name. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua. The city was declared the national capital in 1852.[2] Previously, the capital had alternated between the cities of León and Granada. The city has a population of about 1,680,100 composed predominantly of Spanish-speaking criollos (unmixed Europeans), whites and mestizos. Look up Managua in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Image File history File links Carretera_a_Masaya. ... Image File history File links Managua_COA.gif‎ Coat of Arms, city of Managua. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Nicaragua is a unitary republic. ... This is a list of cities or municipalities in Nicaragua: Cities over 20,000 inhabitants in Nicaragua (1995 census) Acoyapa Ahuaya Alamikamba Altagracia Baká Barra de Río Maiz Bélen Bilwascarma Bluefields Bocay Bumbona Cabo Gracias a Dios Cabril Cama Cárdenas Chinandega Chichigalpa Ciudad Darío Cokabilla Condega... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Deputy Mayor is an elective or appointive office of the second ranking official in many local governments. ... Alexis Argüello (born April 19, 1952), is a former world champion boxer, born in Nicaragua. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Managua is a department in Nicaragua. ... Managua is a municipality in the Managua department of Nicaragua. ... Lake Managua from space, January 1986. ... León is a city in Nicaragua, Central America, located at 12. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Granada, Granada, Nicaragua. ... Criollo is a term that dates back to the Spanish colonial casta system (caste system) of Latin America. ... This article deals with the white classified population of Latin America. ... Languages Predominantly Spanish, (with a minority of other languages), while Mestiços speaks Portuguese Religions Christianity (Predominantly Roman Catholic, with a minority of Protestant and other Religions) Related ethnic groups European (mostly Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian), Amerindian people, African people, Austronesian people, Hispanics and Latinos Mestizo (Portuguese, Mestiço...


Founded in 1819 and given the name of Leal Villa de Santiago de Managua, the city began life as a rural fishing village.[3] Efforts to make Managua the capital of Nicaragua began in 1824, soon after the Central American nations became independent from Spain. Managua's location between the rival cities of León and Granada made it an ideal compromise site.


The city has been witness to the rise and fall of political powers throughout Nicaragua's history, and has suffered two devastating earthquakes over the course of the 20th century. Managua is the economic, political, cultural, commercial and industrial center of Nicaragua. Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [okos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Etymology

The name Managua originates from Mana-ahuac, which in the indigenous Nahuatl language translates to "adjacent to the water" or site "surrounded by water".[2] The city stands today on an area historically inhabited by Indigenous people centuries prior to the Spanish conquest of Central America in the 16th century. Native Americans redirects here. ...


History

6000 year old human footprints preserved in volcanic mud near the lake in Managua, Nicaragua.
6000 year old human footprints preserved in volcanic mud near the lake in Managua, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua was inhabited by Paleo-Indians as far back as 6000 years ago.[4] This is confirmed by the ancient footprints of Acahualinca found along the shores of Lake Managua, along with other archaeological evidence, mainly in the form of ceramics and statues made of volcanic stone like the ones found on the island of Zapatera and petroglyphs found in Ometepe island. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1080 × 771 pixel, file size: 983 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1080 × 771 pixel, file size: 983 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Paleo-Indians is an English term used to refer to the ancient peoples of America who were present at the end of the last Ice Age. ... 6000 year old human footprints preserved in volcanic mud near lake Managua, Nicaragua. ... Lake Managua from space, January 1986. ... Zapatera is a shield volcano located in the southern part of Nicaragua. ... Petroglyphs on a Bishop Tuff tableland Petroglyph on Petroglyph Point Petroglyphs on Petroglyph Point Petroglyphs on Petroglyph Point Petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument Petroglyphs from Scandinavia (Häljesta, Västmanland in Sweden). ... Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua Ometepe Island from space, January 1997 The Island of Ometepe was formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. ...


It was not until 1857, after Granada was destroyed by a U.S. mercenary army led by William Walker, that the capital was firmly established in Managua. Between 1852 and 1930 Managua underwent extensive urbanization; becoming a base of governance, infrastructure and services.[2] The city was hampered by major floods in 1876 and 1885 and a disastrous earthquake in 1931, which destroyed much of the city. Under the rule of dictator Anastasio Somoza García and his family (1936–1979), it began to grow rapidly. New government buildings were erected, industry developed, and universities were established; Managua had become Central America's most developed city. However, the city suffered a second major earthquake on December 23, 1972, which destroyed 90% of the city and killed over 10,000 people.[5] The city was cleared, however it never returned to its previous state. The earthquake caused many of Managua's residents to find refuge in the outskirts of the city, and for fear of future earthquakes the centre of the city was never entirely rebuilt. William Walker William Walker (May 8, 1824 – September 12, 1860) was a U.S. physician, lawyer, journalist, adventurer, and soldier of fortune who attempted to conquer several Latin American countries in the mid-19th century. ... Anastasio Somoza García Anastasio Somoza García (February 1, 1896 – September 29, 1956) was officially the thirty-fourth and thirty-ninth President of Nicaragua, but ruled effectively as dictator from 1936 until his assassination. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Managua is Central America's greenest metropolis.

Managua is located on the southern shores of Lake Managua (also known as Lake Xolotlán). Lake Xolotlán contains the same fish species as Lake Cocibolca, except for the freshwater sharks found exclusively in the latter. Once a Managuan scenic highlight, the lake has been polluted from the dumping of chemical and waste water since 1927. A waste water treatment plant funded by the German government to decontaminate the lake is expected to be the largest in Central America and will be completed in 2008.[6] Image File history File links Managua_Landscape. ... Image File history File links Managua_Landscape. ... Lake Managua from space, January 1986. ... Lake Nicaragua or Lake Cocibolca is a fresh-water lake in Nicaragua. ... Wastewater treatment plant also called wastewater treatment works Sewage treatment – treatment and disposal of human waste. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ...

View of Lake Managua from Tipitapa.
View of Lake Managua from Tipitapa.
A view of Managua, prior to the 1972 earthquake which destroyed the city.

Managua extends about 544 km along Lake Managua at an altitude of 55 metres (165 ft) above sea level, gaining altitude towards the sierras de Managua where it is over 970 metres (2910 ft) above sea level. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2037x1359, 575 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2037x1359, 575 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tipitapa is a municipality in the Managua department of Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Managua_antes_del_Terremoto. ... Image File history File links Managua_antes_del_Terremoto. ...


Lagoons within city limits

Managua features four smaller lagoons within the city limits. The most centrally located is the Tiscapa Lagoon located in the Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve. The Laguna de Tiscapa (Tiscapa Lagoon), south of the old downtown. Tiscapa Lagoon is of volcanic origin and was formed approximately 10,000 years ago. Asososca lagoon, to the west, is Managua's most important source of drinking water. Asososca is located at the beginning of Carretera al Sur (Southern Highway), close to the connection with the Carretera Nueva a León (New Highway Via León). Nejapa lagoon, south of the Asososca lagoon, is also along the Southern Highway. The fourth lagoon is Acahualinca lagoon, which is located to the Northwest. This lagoon, which gives its name to a nearby district to the east, is located on the shores of Lake Managua. This lagoon is mostly noted for having shallow waters. This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon. ... Large signs like these are often posted on arterial roads at the city limits of wealthy American cities. ... Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve (Spanish: Reserva Natural Laguna de Tiscapa) is a lagoon of volcanic origin that formed over 10,000 years ago. ...


Climate

Managua, like much of Western Nicaragua except for the Sierras, has a tropical climate with constant temperatures averaging between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius (82 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit). The months of December and January are chilly, whereas March and April are humid and somewhat arid. Naples beach in Florida lined with coconut trees is an example of a tropical climate. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


Flora

Managua, due to its tropical climate, varied topography, naturally fertile soils, and abundant rain and water sources, boasts a great variety of flora. Therefore, many different types of trees (some of them not found in the rest of the world, such as chilamates, ceibos, pochotes, genizaros, tiguilotes, royal palms, pinuelas and the madroño, which is Nicaragua's national tree) surround the city. During the rainy season (May to November), Managua becomes a lavish city due to many palms, bushes, and other plants and trees which dominate much of the city’s image.[7] Simplified schematic of an islands flora - all its plant species, highlighted in boxes. ... Species See text Roystonea (Royal Palm) is a genus of 10-12 species of palms, native to tropical regions of Florida, the Caribbean, and the adjacent coasts of Central and South America. ... The national flag of Nicaragua National symbols of Nicaragua are the symbols that are used in Nicaragua and abroad to represent the country and its people. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the palm family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order Arecales. ... The word bush re-directs here; for alternate uses see Bush (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ...


Education

See also: Universities in Nicaragua, List of Schools in Nicaragua, and Education in Nicaragua

Managua is the national education center, with most of universities and higher education institutions based there. Nicaragua's higher education consists of 48 universities and 113 colleges and technical institutes which serve student in the areas of electronics, computer systems and sciences, agroforestry, construction and trade-related services.[8] The educational system includes 1 U.S. accredited English-language university, 3 Bilingual university programs, 5 Bilingual secondary schools and dozens of English Language Institutes. In 2005, almost 400,000 (7%) of Nicaraguans held a university degree.[9] 18% of Nicaragua's total budget is invested in primary, secondary and higher education. University level institutions account for 6% of 18%. Universities in Nicaragua include two principle universities, the Central American University (Universidad Centroaméricana - UCA) and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua--UNAN), are viewed as strongholds of Sandinista thought and sympathy, but are not considered influential in the political system. ... This is an incomplete list of schools in Nicaragua Lincoln International Academy French American School American Nicaraguan School Nicaragua Christian Academy German Nicaragua School Notre Dame School Colegio Centro América Instituto Loyola Instituto Pedagógico La Salle Colegio Hispano Nicaragüense colegio sagrado corazon de jesus (hermanas bethlemitas) Universities... Education in Nicaragua is free for all Nicaraguans. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Parkland in Burkina Faso: Sorghum grown under Faidherbia albida and Borassus akeassii near Banfora, Burkina Faso Agroforestry combines agriculture and forestry technologies to create more integrated, diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land-use systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... Accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which a facilitys or institutions services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... Bilingual education involves teaching all subjects in school through two different languages - in the United States, instruction occurs in English and a minority language, such as Spanish or Chinese, with varying amounts of each language used in accordance with the program model. ... The purpose of an English Language Institute, or ELI, is to teach English as a second language to students from around the world. ... It has been suggested that double degree be merged into this article or section. ...


Colleges and universities

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) (National Autonomous University of Nicaragua) is the principal state-funded public university of Nicaragua. UNAN was established in 1812 and its main campus is located in Managua. The original campus, UNAN-Leon, is located in León and is now secondary, mainly used for medicine majors. The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, UNAN) is the principal state-funded public university of Nicaragua. ... León is a city in Nicaragua, Central America, located at 12. ...

Polytechnic University of Nicaragua

Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) (Polytechnic University of Nicaragua) is a university located in Managua, Nicaragua. It was founded in 1967. The university is divided into 6 schools: School of Administration, Commerce and Finance, School of Law, School of Design, School of Nursing, School of Engineering, Music Conservatory. The Polytechnic University of Nicaragua (Spanish: Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua, UPOLI) is a university located in Managua, Nicaragua. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Administration (business) in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... All Saints Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of St. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...

Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas

Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas (INCAE) (Central American Institute of Business Administration) is a private business school. INCAE was founded in 1964 with the support of the United States government and other Central American countries [10]. The institution has a close affiliation with Harvard University, as it had played a part in its foundation. The Francisco de Sola campus in Managua, Nicaragua was the first to be established (1964), the Walter Kissling Gam campus in Alajuela, Costa Rica was the second established in 1984. Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas - INCAE Business School (English: Central American Institute of Business Administration) INCAE is a business school. ... A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in Business Administration. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Alajuela is the capital city of Costa Ricas Alajuela province. ... This article is about the year. ...


According to a study done by America Economia INCAE ranked as the number one business school in Latin America for 2 consecutive years (2004, 2005)[11] and ranked in the top ten international business schools by The Wall Street Journal in 2006.[12] A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in Business Administration. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ...

Other universities
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria (UNA)
  • National University of Engineering (UNI)
  • Catholic University (UNICA)

La Universidad Americana (UAM) is located in Nicaragua and was funded in 1992 by a group of professors. ... The University Centroamericana (Spanish: Universidad Centroamericna, UCA) is a university located in Managua, Nicaragua. ... The National Agrarian University (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Agraria) is located in Managua, Nicaragua. ...

Economy

Inter-Continental Hotel and Metrocentro Mall
Inter-Continental Hotel and Metrocentro Mall

Managua is the economic center and a generator of services for the majority of the nation. Unlike many other Latin American countries, it does not suffer from massive migration of country peasants looking for work in the city, since many other cities of Nicaragua have well established economic industries. Nonetheless, as it is the only city with a population exceeding one million inhabitants, it houses many large national and international businesses. It is home to many factories which produce diverse products.[13] Multinational companies such as Wal-Mart, Telefonica, Union Fenosa, and Parmalat have offices and operations in Managua. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (916x731, 146 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (916x731, 146 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Telefónica S.A. (NYSE: TEF) (TYO: 9481) is the national telephone network operator (telco) in Spain. ... Parmalat logo. ...

One of Managua's growing number of malls - Galerias Santo Domingo
One of Managua's growing number of malls - Galerias Santo Domingo

Managua is also home to all of the major banks of the nation, Banco de la Produccion (BANPRO), Banco de America Central (BAC), Banco Uno, Banco de Finanzas (BDF), Banco de Crédito Centroamericano (BANCENTRO) and its parent company the LAFISE Group. Several new hotels including Crowne Plaza, Best Western, InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Hilton currently have facilities in Managua.[14] As well as many hotels, Managua has opened four western style shopping centers or malls, such as Plaza Inter, Centro Comercial Metrocentro, Galerias Santo Domingo, and Multicentro Las Americas with many more being constructed. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 595 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 595 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Crowne Plaza is a chain of upscale hotels catering to the business/meetings market. ... Best Western is the worlds largest hotel chain, with nearly 4,000 hotels in nearly 80 countries. ... InterContinental The Grand, New Delhi, 2006. ... This article is about the hotel chain. ... Entrance of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California Beverly Hilton Hotel viewed from Wilshire Boulvard Hilton is a brand of the Hilton Hotels Corporation, based in Beverly Hills, California. ...


There is a huge established local market system that caters to the majority of the Nicaraguan population. The Mercado Roberto Huembes, Mercado Oriental, Mercado Israel Lewites and other locations are where one can find anything from household amenities and to electrical and other contracting supplies. Many of the backpacking, ecotourism types and tourists on a budget use these markets for their supplies. Although one needs to use caution regarding wallets and personal items (as with many public markets around the world) the markets can be the source of high quality and unique items. Tourists looking for an authentic experience should consider these destinations as there is always something interesting to eat and local customs to be experienced.


Managua is also currently experiencing an upsurge in real estate prices and as well as a housing shortage. Foreigners, mainly from North America and Europe, are becoming interested in considering post-retirement life in Nicaragua. The capital is also a need for modern office space in downtown Managua as the economy of Managua continues to grow. Economists predict that its demand for commercial real estate will increase. New office buildings are currently being constructed along the Carretera Masaya and in Villa Fontana. The most recent inauguration being the Edificio Invercasa. Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. ...


Sites of interest

Plaza de la Revolución

The Old Cathedral.
The Old Cathedral.
Monument of Ruben Dario, and in the background the Rubén Dario National Theatre.
Monument of Ruben Dario, and in the background the Rubén Dario National Theatre.
National Palace in Managua
National Palace in Managua
Statue of Sandino
Statue of Sandino
Vista of Tiscapa Lagoon and the city of Managua.
Vista of Tiscapa Lagoon and the city of Managua.
Dennis Martinez National Stadium
Dennis Martinez National Stadium
The new Cathedral in Managua
The new Cathedral in Managua

Plaza de la Revolución (Plaza of the Revolution), which was formerly known as Plaza de la República (Plaza of the Republic) is home to Managua's Historical Center. Managua's Center was destroyed by the 1972 earthquake. Managua, to date, has not rebuilt its center. The now Historical Center is located near the Lago de Managua and many building are partially intact, however, some are now abandoned. Some of the more important buildings which managed to survive include the Catedral de Santiago (Old Cathedral), the Rubén Dario National Theater, and the National Palace of Culture.[15] Within the Plaza of the Revolution is the Parque Central (Central Park) which contains many historical monuments, many dedicated to inspirational people, national heroes and poets. Some of these include the Tomb of Comandante Carlos Fonseca, founder of the FSLN, which is guarded by an eternal flame. Near Central Park is the Rubén Darío park, dedicated to Nicaragua's national poet. There is also a park dedicated to the Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel Asturias. Monuments include the monument of El Guerrillero sin Nombre (The Nameless Guerrilla Soldier) and Monumento a la Paz (Monument for Peace).[16] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x675, 77 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x675, 77 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 549 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 549 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío (Rubén Darío National Theater) is the National theater of Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 443 pixelsFull resolution (2682 × 1484 pixel, file size: 6. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 443 pixelsFull resolution (2682 × 1484 pixel, file size: 6. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 275 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (378 × 822 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source Originally from es. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 275 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (378 × 822 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source Originally from es. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Estadio_deniz. ... Image File history File links Estadio_deniz. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 342 pixel Image in higher resolution (2918 × 1248 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 342 pixel Image in higher resolution (2918 × 1248 pixel, file size: 4. ... Lake Managua from space, January 1986 Lake Managua (also known as Lake Xolotlán) (located at ) is a lake in Nicaragua. ... Carlos Fonseca Amador (born June 23, 1936 - died November 7, 1976), a revolutionary, teacher and a founder of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional ( FSLN, Sandinista National Liberation Front), was assassinated by the Guardia Nacional three years before the FSLN took power in Nicaragua. ... Sandinista! is also the name of a popular music album by The Clash. ... The eternal flame at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Sofia, Bulgaria Eternal Flame is also a song originally performed by The Bangles. ... A framed picture of Rubén Darío hanging in the National Theater. ... Miguel Ángel Asturias (October 19, 1899 – June 9, 1974) was a Guatemalan writer and diplomat. ...


Old Cathedral of Managua

The old Cathedral of Managua was designed in, and shipped from Belgium in 1920.[17] The cathedral survived the 1931 earthquake but was extremely damaged due to the 1972 earthquake and was condemned, which led to the construction of the new cathedral of Managua, the newest constructed Roman Catholic cathedral. However, in recent years, the restoration of the old cathedral has appeared to be possible and is currently awaiting its renovation.


Rubén Dario National Theater

The Rubén Dario National Theater is Nicaragua's most important theater, and is one of the most modern theaters in Central America. Both national and international artists present shows, concerts, exhibitions, and cultural performances such as El Güegüense among many others. The National Theater is one of the few buildings that survived the 1972 earthquake that destroyed 90% of Managua.[18] The Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío (Rubén Darío National Theater) is the national theater of Nicaragua. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... El Güegüense El Güegüense (also known as Macho Ratón) is a satirical drama and was the first literary work of pre-colombian Nicaragua. ...


National Palace of Culture

The National Palace is one of the most impressive buildings in Nicaragua. It was built by President Juan Bautista Sacasa in 1935 and it houses plenty of history. For more than 50 years, the National Palace was used as governmental office and now serves several purposes. The National Palace houses the National Archive, the National Library, as well as the National Museum which is open to the public. The museum features paintings, pre-Columbian statues, ceramics, etc. Also present inside is the National History room, as well as a room with the National Symbols. The National Palace of Culture (Palacio Nacional de la Cultura) was one of few building that survived the 1972 earthquake.[19] Juan Bautista Sacasa was President of Nicaragua 1933-1936. ... The General National Archive (Spanish: Archivo General de la Nación) is charged with conserving the documentary heritage of Nicaragua, standardizing the national archival system, and promoting research and access to information. ... The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the Americas continent. ...


Tiscapa Lagoon (Natural Reserve)

The Tiscapa Lagoon, located inside the Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve is just south of the Managua's Historical Center. Leading up to the Lagoon is the Monumento Roosevelt (Roosevelt Monument). Another interesting monument is the statue of Sandino which is a statue of the Silhouette of General Augusto C. Sandino, Nicaragua's national hero and stands at 59 feet tall.[20] The monument was proposed by Ernesto Cardenal and is protected by the Nicaraguan military. The Sandino monument was constructed on top of the wreckage of Somoza's presidential mansion. Also on the crater lip of Tiscapa is the Las Masmorras, a prison in which Somoza tortured current President Daniel Ortega and many other political prisoners, however, this site is closed to the public.[16] Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve (Spanish: Reserva Natural Laguna de Tiscapa) is a lagoon of volcanic origin that formed over 10,000 years ago. ... Mexico. ... Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born January 20, 1925) is a Catholic priest and was one of the most famous liberation theologians of the Nicaraguan Revolution. ... Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,308,430 (2002 est. ... Somoza was the name of an influential political dynasty in Nicaragua. ... José Daniel Ortega Saavedra (born 11 November 1945) is the current President of Nicaragua. ... A political prisoner is anyone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image either challenge or pose a real or potential threat to the state. ...


The reserve is located within city limits of the capital, Managua, and is a popular tourist attraction. Restaurants and stores line the walls of the lagoon. Canopy rides provide a panoramic view of the old downtown where only a few buildings survived the 1972 earthquake that destroyed 90% of the capital city,[21] however, many new buildings and shopping malls have been built since then throughout the city due to the lack of a new center.[22] Many pre-Columbian artifacts have been found in and around lagoon and reserve.[23] A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


Dr. Roberto Incer Barquero Library

The Dr. Roberto Incer Barquero Library, located in Managua, is designated to promote Nicaraguan culture. The library has 67,000 books, free internet, a newspaper archive where users can borrow newspapers and magazines, and economical information of the Central Bank. Furthermore, the library offers a gallery in the same building, where famous Nicaraguan paintings, as well as pieces from new promising artists, are exhibited. In the numismatic hall there is a permanent exhibition of Nicaraguan coins, bills, and memorial medals from throughout Nicaragua's history.[24] Nicaraguan culture has several distinct strands. ...


Museum of Acahualinca

Managua is also home to the Museum of Acahualinca where the Ancient footprints of Acahualinca, fossilized Paleo-Indian footprints made some 6,000 years ago, are engraved in volcanic ash. The museum "Museo Sitio Huellas de Acahualinca" is located in west Managua in the Acahualinca neighborhood. In addition to the footprints, the museum also displays artifacts found in other localities around the country. Artifacts such as mammoth footprints, pre-Columbian tools, a skull from León Viejo, and a small collection of pottery among other archaeological objects. [25] 6000 year old human footprints preserved in volcanic mud near lake Managua, Nicaragua. ... Paleo-Indians is an English term used to refer to the ancient peoples of America who were present at the end of the last Ice Age. ... This article is about the genus Mammuthus. ... León is a city in Nicaragua, Central America, located at 12. ...


Dennis Martínez National Stadium

The Dennis Martínez National Stadium was built in 1948 and was the largest stadium in Central America at the end of its construction, it survived the 1972 earthquake. The stadium was named in honor of Nicaragua first baseball player to play in Major League Baseball , it serves as a venue for baseball and football (soccer) games, as well as concerts and religious events. The Dennis Martínez National Stadium has a capacity for 40,000 making it the largest stadium in Nicaragua.[26] Dennis Martinez National Stadium Dennis Martínez National Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez) is located in Managua, Nicaragua. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...


The New Cathedral

The Catedral Metropolitana de la Purisima Concepcion (Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), more commonly referred to as La Nueva Catedral (The New Cathedral), was designed by the architect Ricardo Legorreta and inaugurated in 1993.[27] The new cathedral was built to replace the old cathedral, which had been damaged by the 1972 earthquake. The new cathedral has created much controversy, particularly about its architectural style and finance. The New Cathedral of Managua. ... Ricardo Legorreta Vilchis is a Mexican architect. ...


Culture

Xiomara Blandino, Miss Nicaragua 2007.
Xiomara Blandino, Miss Nicaragua 2007.

Managua is Nicaragua's cultural capital, boasting several restaurants, theaters, museums, and luxurious shopping centers.[28] The city is also home to many communities of immigrants and ex-pats from but not limited to: Taiwan, China, Germany, the United States, Palestine, and Latin American countries. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (667 × 1000 pixel, file size: 671 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (667 × 1000 pixel, file size: 671 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Cultural capital (le capital culturel) is a sociological term used by Pierre Bourdieu. ... A typical restaurant in uptown Manhattan A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... A museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... Shopping is the examining of goods or services from retailers with intent to purchase. ... An expatriate (in abbreviated form expat) is someone temporarily or permanently in a country and culture other than that of their upbringing and/or legal residence. ... This article is about the geographical area known as Palestine. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Managua is home to the annual Miss Nicaragua pageant, it is the national beauty pageant of Nicaragua. The pageant is traditionally held at the Rubén Darío National Theater and has been held since 1955.[29] The Miss Nicaragua pageant is responsible for selecting the country's representatives to the Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International pageants (amongst others). The Miss Nicaragua contest is the national beauty pageant of Nicaragua and is a franchise of SILUHETAS, a modeling agency. ... The Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío (Rubén Darío National Theater) is the national theater of Nicaragua. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... This article is about the pageant. ... Miss International (officially titled The International Beauty Pageant) is the fourth largest beauty pageant in the world. ...


Gastronomy

Sushi Itto located in the Galerias Santo Domingo in Managua.
Sushi Itto located in the Galerias Santo Domingo in Managua.

Managua has an important gastronomical culture, due to the influence of immigrants, for that reason it is frequent to find food specialties of the diverse regions of Nicaragua, jointly with international ones. Managua enjoys an array of international cuisine,[30] including, but not limited to, Argentine, Brazilian, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and Spanish restaurants, as well as Nicaraguan. These are accompanied by most of the well-known U.S. fast food chains, as well as national fast food chains such as Tip-Top and Rosti-Pollo. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Tip-Top (often referred to as Pollo Tip-Top) is a national chain of restaurants in Nicaragua, predominantly selling chicken. ...


Festivals

Celebrating the annual "Alegria por la vida" Carnaval in 2007.
Celebrating the annual "Alegria por la vida" Carnaval in 2007.

Carnaval is celebrated in Managua for 2 days, it is called "Alegria por la Vida" (Happiness for Life) and features a different slogan every year. The Carnaval is celebrated with parades, floats, live music, food and dancing as well as the march of the Carnival Queen.[31] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixels Full resolution (1000 × 667 pixel, file size: 801 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Carnival Culture of Nicaragua Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixels Full resolution (1000 × 667 pixel, file size: 801 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Carnival Culture of Nicaragua Metadata... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... United States Marines on parade. ... For the car body style, see Ponton (automobile). ...


Managua's most famous festival is that of its patron saint Santo Domingo de Guzmán.[32] On the morning of the first of August the "Bajada del Santo" takes place. This involves taking the old statue of Santo Domingo from the church in Las Sierritas to the church located less than one kilometer from the old center of the city. Here it stays until the morning of the tenth, when the "Subida del Santo" takes place, during which the statue is brought back. Thousands of religious people attend this event (to thank the saint for miracles), dancing on the beat of musical bands and some of them dressed in typical costume, with Indian masks or with a painted body. These celebrations take place in the afternoon, and it is also a very crowded happening. Horse breeders and owners parade with their best horses during the horse parade. The Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán is the most important of the numerous baroque ecclesiastical buildings in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. ...


Museums, libraries and cultural centers

See also: Museums in Nicaragua

The National library holds a great amount of volumes, and affords abundant bibliographic information for anyone interested in the discovery and independence of Nicaragua. The National Palace of Culture has on show an interesting exhibition of Nicaraguan art from the periods previous to its independence. Also located inside the National Palace of Culture is the National Museum containing some highly interesting archaeological finds with some good examples of pre-Columbian pottery, statues, and other interesting finds. Managua is also home to an array of art galleries which feature pieces by both national and international artists.[32] There is a wide selection of museums in Nicaragua. ... An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings and sculpture. ...


Managua is home to many types of museums, some art museums include the Julio Cortazar Museum and the Archivo Fílmico de la Cinemateca Nacional. Natural history museums include the Museo del Departamento de Malacología UCA, Museo Gemológico de la Concha y el Caracol, and Museo Paleontológico “El Hato”. The Santo Domingo de Guzmán Museum is an anthropology museum. History museums include the Museo de la Revolución, Museo Casa Hacienda San Jacinto, Museo Histórico Municipal de Coritno, and Museo Parque Loma de Tiscapa. The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other similarly-named museums see Museum of Natural History. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... This article is about the study of time in human terms. ...


Cultural centers in Managua include the Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano (CCNN) (Nicaraguan-North American Culture Center), the Centro Cultural Chino Nicaragüense (Chinese Nicaraguan Culture Center), the Alliançe Française de Managua (French Alliance of Managua), among others. A cultural center is an organization, usually located in a building or complex, that promotes cultural arts. ... Chinese Nicaraguans (Simplified Chinese: 尼加拉瓜华人 Pinyin: ní jiā lā guā huá rén Spanish: Chino-Nicaraguense) are Nicaraguans of Chinese ancestry. ...


Entertainment

Rotonda Ruben Dario also known as Metrocentro is the site of one of Managua's many shopping districts.
Rotonda Ruben Dario also known as Metrocentro is the site of one of Managua's many shopping districts.
Pharaoh's Casino on Carretera Norte in Managua.
Pharaoh's Casino on Carretera Norte in Managua.
Matrixs club (bar and lounge) located near the Zona Rosa.
Matrixs club (bar and lounge) located near the Zona Rosa.

Managua features many bars, nightclubs, casinos, theaters and cinemas. Compared to western prices, alcoholic beverages, theatre visits and cinema tickets are relatively cheap.[7] There are cinemas in all major shopping centers; screening both English- and Spanish-language films. Foreign embassies in Managua also sponsor film festivals. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (680x1024, 670 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (680x1024, 670 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Casino_Pharaohs. ... Image File history File links Casino_Pharaohs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of films in one or more movie theaters or screening venues. ...


Beginning in the late 1990s and early 2000, casinos have also become a somewhat popular attraction for wealthier Nicaraguans and foreign visitors. These casinos have created some controversy. Popular music includes the Palo de Mayo, Merengue, and Latin pop among other Latin music genres, as well as American pop and rock. Salsa dancing is a national pastime. Nightclubs and bars are abound in Managua, particularly, in the popular areas called "Zona Hippos" behind the Hilton hotel near Metrocentro and "Zona Rosa". Palo de Mayo (English: Maypole; or ¡Mayo Ya!) is a type of Afro-caribbean dance with sensual movements that forms part of the culture of several communities in the RAAS region in Nicaragua, as well as a genre of music. ... Merengue can mean either: A style of music from Hispainolia based from either Domininican or Haitian origin [1][2]  ; see merengue music See also Méringue, style of music. ... Latin Pop (Pop Latino, in Spanish) is pop music from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Hispanic American artists who sing in languages spoken in Latin America, mainly Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Salsa dancing. ...


Aside from these activities, Managua also has a wide selection to offer in luxurious shopping malls, boutiques and department stores as well as local markets.[7] The Mercado Roberto Huembes is where shoppers can find everything from furniture, national arts and crafts, to fruits and vegetables, and clothing. Also there are several shopping centers with department stores such as ECLIPSE, CARRION, and SIMAN which house all major Australian, American and European clothing and cosmetic brands for both men and women. Pali, La Union, and La Colonia are conventional supermarkets, which are located in several areas of the city, and sell local and imported ingredients from all over the world. For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... Look up boutique in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ...


Although the act of promoting or practicing homosexuality is illegal in Nicaragua,[33] there is a modest gay social scene in Managua.[34] Homosexuality is illegal in Nicaragua. ... As a direct social reaction to long-established homophobic violence, hatred and persecution, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people formed a sub-culture commonly called the gay community (or the GLBT or Queer community). ...

Nicaraguans have a strong interest in baseball. Here, a group of spectators watch home-run.

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Sports

The national sport of Nicaragua is baseball and is by far the most popular of all sports. This is followed by soccer (or football as it is called in Nicaragua) with boxing not far behind. The Dennis Martínez National Stadium is home to many baseball games of Managua's Boer team. At the time of its construction in the late 1960s, it was the most modern stadium in Central America. It hosted the Baseball World Cup in 1994. The first ever national football stadium in Managua is currently under construction.[35] Baseball was first introduced to Nicaragua in 1888 in Bluefields, baseball didn't catch on in the Pacific coast until 1891 when a group of mostly students originating from universities of the United States formed "La Sociedad de Recreo" (Society of Recreation) where they played various sports, however, baseball was the most popular among them.[36] This article is about the sport. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Dennis Martinez National Stadium Dennis Martínez National Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez) is located in Managua, Nicaragua. ... The Baseball World Cup is an international tournament in which national baseball teams from around the world compete. ... Bluefields, is a city in Nicaragua, capital of the autonomous region called Atlántico Sur (R.A.A.S.). Its population is about 45,931 (2000) inhabitants. ...


Crime

Nicaragua has been rated the safest country in Central America by various sources. Statistics and surverys by INTERPOL, the United Nations, INCAE, the Inter-American Human Rights Institute and the Police Forces in the Americas show that statistically, Nicaragua has the lowest crime rate in Central America and one of the lowest in Latin America.[37][38][39] Managua has also been rated the safest capital in the region,[40] however, 40% of the crime that occurs in Nicaragua is centered in Managua. In 2005 Managua experienced a growth of 23.2% in crime, although it is the safest capital in the region, crime rates for Managua and neighboring cities have been rising over the past years. In Managua, the most common type of crime is property crime, petty theft and street crime such as robbery and mugging.[41] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas (English: Central American Institute of Business Administration) INCAE is a business school. ... This graph shows the rate of non-fatal firearm-related crime in the United States from 1993 to 2003. ... Property crime is a category of crime that includes burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism. ... Everyday instance of theft: the bike which fits on this wheel has disappeared In the criminal law, theft (also known as stealing) is the wrongful taking of someone elses property without that persons freely-given consent. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up Mugging in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Neither Nicaragua or the city of Managua have major gang problems, in comparison to its regional neighbors.[42] The number of gang members was estimated at 4,500 throughout the country, lower than all of its Northern neighbors in the region (excluding Belize).[43] In 2003, the Policía Nacional de Nicaragua (National Police of Nicaragua) recognized gangs committed only 0.51% of all crimes. In 1991, there were 110 gangs in Managua, in 2001 the number of gangs reduced to 96 gangs with a total of 1,725 members. Over the next 3-4 years the number of gangs and gang members both decreased and increased. In late 2005 the number of gangs and members decreased significantly to 34 gangs and their 706 members in Managua, these represented 38% and 32% of the national total of gangs and its members.[44] For other uses, see Gang (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ...


Infrastructure & communication

In Managua, a water treatment plant is being constructed to clean Lake Managua. With the support of the German government in funding the project, the water treatment plant should be completed by mid 2008 and should show definite results by 2010. After the water treatment plant is built, it will be the largest in Central America.[6] Also pending is a mega-project to reconstruct the old center of Managua, and to introduce a monorail system, to alleviate future transportation problems in Managua.[45] Both of these projects will revitalize the old center of Managua and boost tourism, commerce, infrastructure and economic development. The KL Monorail in Kuala Lumpur, a colorful straddle-beam monorail A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; also, a vehicle traveling on such a track. ...

Modern Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas of Managua
Modern Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas of Managua

Managua is the home of most national broadcasting television channels as well as the major national newspapers. Some of the larger television channels include: Canal 2, Telenica, Canal 10, 100% Noticias, and several others. Two of Nicaragua's main newspapers are El Nuevo Diario and La Prensa, both of which have offices based in Managua along with other smaller newspapers. There are numerous radio stations in Managua, some of which tend to have political, social, or religious affiliations. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x681, 624 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x681, 624 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Televicentro Canal 2 is a nationwide terrestrial television channel from Nicaragua owned by Televicentro de Nicaragua, S.A. [edit] History Canal 2 logo. ... Telenica (Canal 8) is a nationwide terrestrial television channel from Nicaragua owned by Nicaraguan businessman Carlos Briceño. ... Canal 10 is a nationwide terrestrial television channel from Nicaragua owned by Radio y Televisión de Nicaragua, S.A. (RATENSA), a company founded by Mexican investors. ... 100% noticias logo. ... El Nuevo Diario is a Nicaraguan newspaper, with offices in the capital Managua. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Managua also has many public hospitals (which specialize in certain types of care, maternity, children, skin care etc.) as well some private hospitals. The newest of all hospitals is the private Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas located at km 10, Carretera Masaya. It has a private ambulance service as well. It is the noted as one of the best hospitals in all Central America, with the latest in modern medical equipment and facilities. Very fast emergency service at a cost materially less than the U.S. (example: emergency consultation is typically US$25 and a private room is U.S. $98 a day). Other private hospitals (private hospitals are the only type recommended for tourists vs. the free public system) are Hospital Bautista (Baptist Hospital), and Hospital Militar which is a military hospital but which takes private patients.


Transportation

Carretera a Masaya, with the Hilton Hotel on the left approaching Metrocentro, Managua
Carretera a Masaya, with the Hilton Hotel on the left approaching Metrocentro, Managua

Transportation-wise, Managua is one of Nicaragua's best positioned cities. All of Nicaragua's main roads lead to Managua, and there are good public transportation connections to and from the capital. There are four main highways that lead into Managua. The Pan-American Highway enters the city from the north, connecting Managua to Nicaragua's northern and central departments. This highway is referred to as the Northern Highway. The Southern Highway, the southern part of the Pan-American highway, connects Managua to southern departments such as Carazo and Rivas. The Carretera Masaya connects Managua to the departments of Masaya and Granada. And the New Highway to León connects Managua with León. All of these highways are in good condition, with little traffic congestion. Infrastructure is very-well developed in Nicaragua compared to other Central American countries and there are few unnavigable roads or streets. There are very few towns or cities that have road leading to them that do not have different levels of public transportation. In fact, most buses are continually full even in the smallest of villages. Image File history File links Carretera_a_Masaya. ... Image File history File links Carretera_a_Masaya. ... The Pan American Highway from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. ...

Buses like these are common in Managua. This is a former United States school bus, but is used as urban public transport.
Buses like these are common in Managua. This is a former United States school bus, but is used as urban public transport.

Within Managua, those who commute to and from work generally travel by bus or taxi; as of yet there are no suburban trains, trams or monorails in Managua. Recently, with the assistance of the Japanese government, Managua has commenced operating new modern Mercedes-Benz buses on several bus routes with the intention of modernizing the city's transport system.[46] Typical Nicaraguan buses are older school buses from the United States. Additionally some buses are painted with religious artwork of Catholic saints. Managua has several bus terminals for inter-departmental travel, most of them located close to markets. Buses that arrive from or depart to a certain destination can often only be found at one specific terminal. Travelers who pass through Managua on their way from one city to another might need to transfer to another terminal within Managua. Nicaragua had an extensive and functional rail system. It fell into disrepair during the 1980s and the Chamorro government closed the system and sold the cars and rails for scrap. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1120, 339 KB) self-taken picture of a typical nicaraguan bus I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1120, 339 KB) self-taken picture of a typical nicaraguan bus I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... A SBS Transit Mercedes Benz O405 in Singapore. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

After its renovation, Nicaragua's Augusto C. Sandino International Airport stands as the most modern airport in Central America.
After its renovation, Nicaragua's Augusto C. Sandino International Airport stands as the most modern airport in Central America.[47]

The Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (formally Managua International Airport) is the largest and only international airport of Nicaragua. It recently inaugurated its over US$52 million extensions and renovation partly financed by Spain.[48] The airport has now been converted into the most modern airport of Central America. In Nicaragua, it is the most important hub for connections at both domestic and international levels. Frequent flights to local destinations like Bluefields, the Corn Islands and San Carlos also depart from this same location. The airport is located at the northern highway, about 11 kilometers (8 miles) east of the city's downtown. Hotels, restaurants, and commercial centers can all be easily reached from the airport by car, taxi, or bus. There are a total of 10 airlines that operate flights to and from the airport. A setback occurred when Air Madrid filed for bankruptcy, ending the possibility of transatlantic flights to the Spanish capital; the company has also shown interest in building a hangar for regional maintenance of its aircraft and those of other airlines.[49] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 126 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 126 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (Spanish: ) (IATA: MGA, ICAO: MNMG) is the main airport in Managua, Nicaragua. ... Bluefields, is a city in Nicaragua, capital of the autonomous region called Atlántico Sur (R.A.A.S.). Its population is about 45,931 (2000) inhabitants. ... The Corn Islands (Las Islas del Maíz in Spanish) are a pair of islands belonging to the Nicaraguan region Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (RAAS), Big Corn Island (Isla Grande del Maíz) and Little Corn Island (Isla Pequeña del Maíz). ... San Carlos is the capital city of the Río San Juan department of Nicaragua. ...


Sister Cities

Managua has nineteen sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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External links

  • Managua travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Managua.gob.ni Alcaldía de Managua (Spanish)
  • Map of Managua city
  • Managua photos, attractions, municipalities, hotels, etc.
  • Maps and aerial photos for 12°08′12″N 86°15′05″W / 12.1366, -86.2514Coordinates: 12°08′12″N 86°15′05″W / 12.1366, -86.2514
    • Maps from MapQuest, Multimap and Yahoo! Maps
    • Satellite images and maps from Google Maps and Live Search
    • Other mapping from GlobalGuide and WikiMapia

  Results from FactBites:
 
Managua, Nicaragua  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin (664 words)
Managua is situated about 45 km (about 28 mi) from the Pacific Ocean, on the southern shore of Lake Managua.
Managua’s population has grown rapidly in the past half century, as rural residents have migrated there seeking a better life and safety from violence in the countryside.
From a population of 109,352 in 1950, Managua reached 662,000 by 1980.
Managua. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (221 words)
Managua was made permanent capital in 1855 to end the bitter feud between Granada and León.
Managua was damaged by earthquake and fire in 1931 and by fire in 1936.
Managua also suffered damage in the fighting between government troops and Sandinistas in 1978–79, and it was hit by a hurricane in 1998.
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