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ID: 7005562
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Nicaragua (nation)  Nicaragua (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 13.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 085 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Earliest inhabitants immigrated from South America over 2000 years ago; waves of others arrived beginning in 10th century; in 16th century Spanish conquered Amerindians easily after Christianization of leading tribe; civil strife has been intermittent since 1938; official language is Spanish, though English is also spoken.

Names:
Nicaragua (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ name is derived from the name of an important local Amerindian chief
Nicaragua (Spanish-P,U,N)
Nicaragua (French-P,U,N)
República de Nicaragua (C,V,O,Spanish,U,N)
Republic of Nicaragua (C,O,English,U,N)
République du Nicaragua (C,O,French,U,N)
Nicarágua (C,O)
Никарагуа (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Никарагуа (C,O,Russian,U)
尼加拉瓜 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
尼加拉瓜共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ه كَاراغوا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً ه كَاراغوا (C,O,Arabic,U)
NIC (C,O,ISO3L)
NI (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO558 (C,O,ISO3N)
NU00 (C,O,FIPS)
Nicaraguan (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Nicaragua (nation)  ........  Nicaragua (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence from Spain in 1821, left the Federation of Central America in 1838
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Managua .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Nicaragua, Managua department) [7005984]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1945

Sources and Contributors:
ISO558..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NI..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NIC..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
Nicaragua..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:661
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 8:675-676
....................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
....................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-68
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 72
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 846-847
Nicarágua..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Nicaraguan..........  [VP]
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 27
NU00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 62
República de Nicaragua..........  [VP]
.........................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 671
.........................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 683
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Republic of Nicaragua..........  [VP]
......................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 455-456
......................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République du Nicaragua..........  [VP]
.........................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
Никарагуа..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Республика Никарагуа..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
尼加拉瓜..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
尼加拉瓜共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
ه كَاراغوا..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
جُهور ةً ه كَاراغوا..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 671
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 683
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 455-456
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 661; 2:661
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 675-676; 8:675-676
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 62
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-68
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 72
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 27
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 846-847
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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