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Ocotal is the capital of the department of Nueva Segovia in Nicaragua, Central America, located within the municipality of Ocotal. Ocotal is located 13 miles (21 kilometers) south of the Honduras border on the Pan-American Highway. The city, which holds a population of 38,000, is located within a valley. The name comes from the Nahuatl word for pine resin. Nueva Segovia is a department in Nicaragua. ... Map of Central America Central America is a central region of the Americas. ... 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. ... Ocotal is the capital of the department of Nueva Segovia in Nicaragua, Central America, located within the municipality of Ocotal. ... A mile is any of a number of units of distance, each in the magnitude of 1–10 km. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nahuatl (pronounced in two syllables, NA-watl ) is a term applied to some members of the Aztecan or Nahuan sub-branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family, indigenous to central Mexico. ...

Ocotal is twinned with Swindon, United Kingdom, with Hartford, Connecticut, United States, and with Wiesbaden, Germany This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the unrelated concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Swindon is a large town located in the South West of England, in the county of Wiltshire. ... Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World, New Englands Rising Star Official website: www. ... Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ...

In 1927, Ocotal suffered one of the first dive bombing attacks in history, conducted by ten Marine de Havilland biplanes fighting against Augusto C├ęsar Sandino. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Until 1920, Geoffrey de Havillands de Havilland Aircraft Company had been known as Airco, where he was owner and chief designer. ... Sandino (centre) en route to Mexico. ...

Thomas Reilly, attorney general, is expected to visit the northern city in early June.


  • Beautiful Ocotal, Nicaragua

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Ocotal is nestled in the tropical mountains of north central Nicaragua, near the Honduran border.
Ocotal is surrounded by a beautiful tropical mountainous region filled with colonial towns, farming villages, coffee plantations, and nature preserves.
Ocotal has a tropical-arid climate with temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 65 to 75 degrees during the evening.
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