Flag of Nicaragua

Flag of Nicaragua

The flag of Nicaragua, which has been used since 1908, is composed of three horizontal stripes in blue, white and blue colors. In the middle of the white stripe, there is a national coat of arms in the shape of a triangle. The emblem displays five volcanoes that are supposed to represent five states of former United Provinces of Central America - along with Nicaragua it was Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador. A rainbow extends over the volcanoes together with Phrygian cap of liberty and white torches. Two blue stripes are to remind the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, but also justice and loyalty. White traditionally symbolizes purity and honesty. Similar symbolism can be found on the flags of El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica San José 4,667,096 51,100 km2
Flag of Honduras Honduras Tegucigalpa 8,555,072 112,088 km2

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Main information

Country
Nicaragua
Capital city
Managua
Population
6,071,045 (2012)
Total area
130,000 km2
Formation
15. 9. 1821
Highest point
Mogoton (2,438 m)
GDP
$ 4,352 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
nicaraguan córdoba (NIO)
Code
NI (NIC)
Calling code
+505
Internet TLD
.ni

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By continents
North America

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Nikaragua (Managua)
English
Nicaragua (Managua)
German
Nicaragua (Managua)
French
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Italian
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Spanish
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Russian
Никарагуа (Манагуа)
Slovak
Nikaragua (Managua)
Polish
Nikaragua (Managua)
Portuguese
Nicarágua (Manágua)
Chinese
尼加拉瓜 (马那瓜)
Japanese
ニカラグア (マナグア)
Turkish
Nikaragua (Managua)
Norwegian
Nicaragua (Managua)
Swedish
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Hungarian
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Dutch
Nicaragua (Managua)
Danish
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Finnish
Nicaragua (Managua)
Hebrew
ניקרגואה (מנגואה)

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