Timeline of Managua

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Managua, Nicaragua.


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Nicaragua is a nation in Central America. It is located about midway between Mexico and Colombia, bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua ranges from the Caribbean Sea on the nation's east coast, and the Pacific Ocean bordering the west. Nicaragua also possesses a series of islands and cays located in the Caribbean Sea.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Managua</span> Capital and largest city of Nicaragua

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nicaraguan Revolution</span> 1978–1990 anti-Somoza revolution and Sandinista rule

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Herty Lewites</span> Nicaraguan politician

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jaime Chamorro Cardenal</span> Nicaraguan newspaper editor and publisher (1934–2021)

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This article incorporates information from the Spanish Wikipedia.