The Tipitapa River (Río Tipitapa) is a short river in Nicaragua that connects Lake Managua to Lake Nicaragua. Its flow is seasonally variable and when Lake Managua, which is situated about ten meters higher than Lake Nicaragua,[ citation needed ] experiences high water levels (usually in the rainy season ), the waters of the Tipitapa can rise, resulting in floods that affect bordering towns such as Tipitapa, which is situated on the river, near Lake Managua.[ citation needed ]
At its origin, the river is narrow and as it reaches mid-length, it widens and there are large swamps and lagoons covered with lush vegetation.
Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca or Granada is a freshwater lake in Nicaragua. Of tectonic origin and with an area of 8,264 km2 (3,191 sq mi), it is the largest lake in Central America, the 19th largest lake in the world and the tenth largest in the Americas, slightly smaller than Lake Titicaca. With an elevation of 32.7 metres (107 ft) above sea level, the lake reaches a depth of 26 metres (85 ft). It is intermittently joined by the Tipitapa River to Lake Managua.
Nicaragua is a country in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras. Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America in square kilometers.
Transport in Nicaragua revolves around road, air and water transport modalities.
Managua is the capital and largest city of Nicaragua, and one of the largest cities in Central America. Located on the shores of Lake Managua, the city had an estimated population of 1,055,247 as of 2020, and a population of 1,401,687 in its metropolitan area. The city also serves as the seat of Managua Department.
Granada is a city in western Nicaragua and the capital of the Granada Department. With an estimated population of 105,862 (2022), it is Nicaragua's ninth most populous city. Granada is historically one of Nicaragua's most important cities, economically and politically. It has a rich colonial heritage, seen in its architecture and structure.
Lake Managua, also known as Lake Xolotlán, is a lake in Nicaragua. At 1,042 km², it is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) long and 25 kilometres (16 mi) wide. Similarly to the name of Lake Nicaragua, its other name comes from the Nahuatl language, possibly from the Spanish Tlaxcalan and Mexica allies or the Nawat Nicarao that were already there in today Rivas Department. The city of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, lies on its southwestern shore.
Managua is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 3,465 km2 and has a population of 1,559,774, making it the country's most populated department. The capital is the city of Managua, which is also the capital of Nicaragua. The department has two coastlines, on the Pacific Ocean and on Lake Managua, but does not border Lake Nicaragua.
Momotombo is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, located near the city of León. It stands on the shores of Lake Managua. An eruption of the volcano in 1610 forced inhabitants of the then-Spanish city of León to relocate about 48 kilometres (30 mi) west. The ruins of this city are preserved at León Viejo. It also erupted in 1886, 1905, and most recently on 30 November 2015 and 28 February 2016.
Tipitapa is a city and municipality in the Managua department of western Nicaragua. The area is located between Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua.
Sébaco is a town and a municipality in the Matagalpa department of Nicaragua.
The Nicaraguan Ecocanal was a proposed project in Nicaragua to build a shallow-draft waterway connecting the inland Lake Nicaragua with the Caribbean Sea via the San Juan River in the south of the country. The main aim of the waterway was to provide a maritime alternative to the lengthy overland journeys that are presently required to import and export containerised cargoes through the ports of Puerto Cortes in Honduras and Puerto Limon in Costa Rica.
The history of rail transport in Nicaragua began in 1860s, with the first plans for a railway in Nicaragua. The first line was opened in 1882. In the past, there were 1,067 mm gauge railways on the Pacific coast, connecting major cities. A private 1,435 mm gauge line operated on the Atlantic coast.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Nicaragua:
The Nicaraguan Civil War of 1926–1927, or the Constitutionalist War, broke out after a coup d'état by Emiliano Chamorro, a member of the Conservative Party, removed Nicaragua's democratically elected government, resulting in a rebellion by members of the Liberal Party. The conflict came to an end after a military and diplomatic intervention by the United States resulted in the Pact of Espino Negro, which began the Peace of Tipitapa. Although the civil war came to an end, one Liberal general, Augusto César Sandino, refused to lay down his arms and waged the Sandino Rebellion against the Nicaraguan government and the US Marine Corps until 1933.
The Miss Nicaragua 2008 pageant was held on February 23, 2008 in Managua, after weeks of events. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Thelma Rodríguez won the title of Miss Nicaragua Universe. She represented Nicaragua at Miss Universe 2008 held later in the year in Vietnam. The rest of the finalists would enter in different pageants.
The Miss Nicaragua 2001 pageant, was held on February 3, 2001 in Managua, after several weeks of events. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa from Managua won the title. She represented Nicaragua at Miss Universe 2001 held in Puerto Rico where she was unplaced and also Miss World 2001 held in Sun City, South Africa where she was in the Top 5 and received the Miss World Americas title. The rest of the finalists would enter different pageants.
The Miss Nicaragua 2003 pageant, was held on March 1, 2003 in Managua, after several weeks of events. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Claudia Salmerón from Tipitapa won the title. She represented Nicaragua at Miss Universe 2003 held in Panama later that year. The rest of the finalists would enter in different pageants.
The Miss Nicaragua 2015 pageant, was held on March 7, 2015 in Managua, after several weeks of events. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Daniela Torres Bonilla from Managua won the title. She represented Nicaragua at Miss Universe 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada later that year. The rest of the finalists would enter different pageants.