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Cultural Country Project


Morgan Sigourney

on 15 October 2012

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Nicaragua By Morgan Sigourney Geography http://vianica.com/go/specials/2nicaraguan_food.html Culinary Bodies of Water:
Caribbean Sea
North Pacific Ocean
Lago de Managua
Lago de Nicaragua Nearby Countries:
Costa Rica
El Salvador Located in North America. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nu.html Bibliography: Typical Food Sugarcane Rice Bananas Coffee Cotton Corn Agricultural Products Soya Beans Tobacco Sesame http://www.gadling.com/2010/02/07/tip-top-nicaraguan-fast-food/ Fast Food
Chains McDonalds http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Nicaragua/Departamento_de_Managua/Managua-1697194/Restaurants-Managua-TG-C-1.html?canonicalized=true Tip-Top http://www.explorecostarica.com/newsmanager/publish/printer_Recipes_nicaragua_Indio_Viejo.shtml Ingredients:
2 lb (1 Kg) of beef
10 corn tortillas
25 mint leaves (yerbabuena)
4 medium tomatoes
2 medium onions
2 green pepper (chiltomas)
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon of achiote
3 bitter oranges

1- Wash the meat with the bitter orange juice and cook with garlic, onion and green pepper until tender.

2- Turn off the heat and take out the meat, leaving the sauce. Put the tortillas in the soup and when soft, break them into a small pieces.

3- When the meat has cooled off, pull in pieces by hand.

4- In a saucepan lightly fry the tomatoes, onions and green pepper. After 10 min. add meat, soaked tortillas and mint (yerba buena).

5 - Cook on low during 15 minutes, add bitter orange juice tossing gently

Notes: Feeds 6-8 persons Clothing Traditional Modern Clothing Popular Clothing Stores Centro Comercial Managua (Shopping Center)
Unemployment Rate:
7.3% (2011 est.)

Population Below Poverty Line:
46.2% (2005 est.) Literacy Rate:
Age 15 and over can read and write.
Total Population: 67.5%
Male: 67.2%
Female: 67.8%
(2003 est.) Demographics 2nd and in the Hemisphere! Breakfast:
6AM-9AM Lunch:
Noon-1PM Dinner:
7PM-10PM Meal Times Poorest country in Central America... Currency=Córdoba
Prices are given using the letter 'c' and a dollar sign ($). Example: C$100. Banknotes: Coins: Population: 5,727,707 (July 2012 est.)
Growth Rate-1.067% (2012 est.)
112 fastest growing country in the world.
108 largest population in the world. Government: Republic (since 1838)
President, 3 branches, Constitution
Economic growth and public stability in recent years. http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/camerica/ni.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19801874#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://yaleservicetours.org/nica12-travelinfo Music National Anthem:
"Salve a ti, Nicaragua" (Hail to Thee, Nicaragua)
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nu.html Los Hermanos Mejia Godoy y Los de Palacaguina Luis Enrique "El Principe de la Salsa (The Prince of Salsa) http://www.orotravel.com/culture/Music_Nicaragua Salvador Baltodano Carlos Mejia Godoy Marimba Sergio Ramírez Mercado Nora Astorga Arlen Siu Some famous Nicaraguans include Arlen Siu, Sergio Ramírez Mercado, and Nora Astorga. Arlen Siu was a Chinese-Nicaraguan Sandinista, who was known nationally as a songwriter, guitarist and singer. She was one of the first martyrs during the Revolution, and died at the age of 20.
Sergio Ramírez Mercado is known as a great writer and intellectual, who won many awards for his published works. He was also the vice-president from 1984 to 1990 and he played an important role in the government of Nicaragua.
Nora Astorga was a Nicaraguan guerrilla fighter in the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1979. She was also known for being a lawyer, politician, judge, and the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United Nations from 1986 to 1988 Famous People of Nicaragua Holidays and Traditions: La Purisima: Another main religious event in Nicaragua is La Purisima. It is a one whole week of festivities that happens in the beginning of December to celebrated the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Alters to the Virgin Mary are made in homes and workplaces and presented throughout the week. Tourist Attractions What I learned... http://voices.yahoo.com/top-5-travel-destinations-nicaragua-5557301.html?cat=16

Liberation Day is nationwide holiday that is celebrated in memory of the day in 1979 when the Somoza dictatorship was defeated by the National Liberation Army in the Nicaraguan Revolution. The dictatorial Somoza family ruled Nicaragua for more than 40 years, and were finally fled the country! This holiday is similar to Independence Day in the United States. It is celebrated July 19th of every year. Liberation Day/FSLN Revolution Day: Granada León Ometepe Island Located a few miles away from the capital of Nicaragua is the colonial town of Granada. Founded in 1524, Granada is the oldest city in Nicaragua and is known as the tourism capital of Nicaragua. This town was once a rich and important trading center until the 19th century. León use to be the capital city of country, but is now most important center of arts, culture, and religion in Nicaragua. León is also known as the most politically progressive city in Nicaragua. Located in León is Nicaragua's first university, the Universidad Autónoma de Nicaragua, and the largest cathedral in Central America (which is located in the city's central plaza). The cathedral was built in the 18th century and is one of the city's most popular attractions . The Ometepe Island is located in Lake Nicaragua. This island was created by two different volcanoes, which are today the backdrop of the island. Known as one of the most unique destinations of Nicaragua, this island is able to provide a glimpse of local life as it might have been years ago. Some of the attractions and activities on the island include hiking the island's two volcanoes, Maderas and Concepción, and visiting the pre-Columbian petroglyphs, waterfalls, and lagoons. There are also a lot of beaches. I learned that...
Influenced a lot by the United States
Holidays in common with Nicaragua
Time difference
Political standpoint (future of America) Ropa Americana Zona Franca Masili Kohl's Gap
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