COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD : NICARAGUA

Countires of the World: Nicaragua

Travel Information Nicaragua


CENTRAL AMERICA

 

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General Information

  • FLAG 🇳🇮
  • CAPITAL Managua
  • GOVERNMENT Unitary presidential constitutional republic
  • CURRENCY Gold cordoba (NIO)
  • POPULATION 6,071,045
  • TOTAL AREA 130,373km² 
  • LANGUAGES Spanish,English
  • DECIMAL SYSTEM Nicaragua uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C)
  • TIME ZONE Time zone is UTC-06:00
  • LOCATION Located in Central America

Most popular cities in Nicaragua

  • Managua – Capital
  • Chinandega
  • Granada
  • Estelí
  • Jinotega
  • León
  • Juigalpa
  • Ocotal
  • Matagalpa
  • San Carlos
  • El Ostional

Sockets & Plugs

Nicaragua uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

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Money

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Currency

Nicaragua uses the Nicaraguan córdoba (symbol: C$), code NIO.

Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 córdoba. Córdoba is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 córdobas and 50, 25, 10 and 5 centavo.

ATM’S

Rare

Automatic teller machines are rare in Nicaragua. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.

You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

 

Communication

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Internet

Internet speed in Nicaragua is on average 2.8 Mbps.

WiFi coverage in Nicaragua is low. It is not as easy to find one.

Mobile phone

You can buy a SIM card for about 423.73 NIO, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Movistar or Claro.

Mobile phones

Nicaragua uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.

Roaming

If you don’t want to buy SIM card in Nicaragua upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Dial code

+505

To call Nicaragua, dial +, then 505 (the country code for Nicaragua), then the area code and the local number.

Crime

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Low crime rate

Nicaragua has a low crime rate . It is a generally a safe place to live and travel. Exercise normal security precautions.

Pickpocketing/theft

It’s recommended to follow essential security precautions like wearing a money belt, securing your bag and staying vigilant in crowds.

Transport

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Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.

Rent a car

In order to rent a car:

  • you must be over 25
  • must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
  • almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)

Alcohol, drugs & prostitution

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Alcohol

Legal

Minimum age to purchase and drink alcohol is 18 years old.

Prostitution

Legal

Prostitution is legal (in a way of exchanging sex for money). Brothels are illegal.

Drugs

Cannabis is illegal & criminalized

Drugs (including cannabis/marijuana) are illegal & criminalized which means you are risking jail time with other penalties (fine, community service, rehabilitation) if you are caught.

Other

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Emergency numbers

  • Police 118
  • Ambulance 128
  • Fire department 115
  • Fire 911

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required to enter this country

No vaccinations are required to enter this country. The vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for the traveler’s protection.

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

  • Rabies

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SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION: thebasetrip.com

Countries of the World: Nicaragua

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