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 Managua, Nicaragua

Nicaragua in a nutshell: Located in Central America Managua is the capital city. Bordered by Honduras on the north and Costa Rica on the south.  Total area — 129,494 sq km (slightly larger than the state of Ohio).  Climate: tropical in the lowlands, cooler in highlands.  Almost 50% of the population is under the age of 15.  In 1972, an earthquake destroyed 90% of the downtown area, killing thousands of people and leaving thousands homeless.