Nicaragua Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Nicaragua?
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Last updated: May 30, 2020
First submittedMay 26, 2019
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Capital city of Nicaragua
Managua
Official language
Spanish
Most popular sport
Baseball
Largest lake
Lake Nicaragua
The above is world's only major freshwater lake that is infested with this type of fish
Sharks
The largest island in that lake has two _____, named Concepción and Maderas
Volcanoes
Bordering countries
Costa Rica
Honduras
Unpleasant-sounding historical name for the east coast of Nicaragua
Mosquito Coast
Country that controlled the above between 1638–1787 and 1844–1860
United Kingdom
Country that occupied Nicaragua during the Banana Wars between 1912–1933
United States
Major sea bordering Nicaragua to the east
Caribbean Sea
Oldest European city in mainland America, named for a city in southern Spain
Granada
Nicaragua's second most populous city, named for a city in northern Spain
León
Founder of those two cities, namesake of Nicaragua's currency
Francisco Hernández
de Córdoba
Radical socialist political party that ruled Nicaragua from 1979–1990
Sandinista
Name for the rebel groups opposed to the above, who received money and arms
from certain elements in the U.S. including Oliver North
Contras
Leader of Nicaragua since 2007
Daniel Ortega
The U.S. intended to build one of these across Nicaragua, but ultimately
built it further south
Canal
River forming much of Nicaragua's northern border
Coco River
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Level 76
May 29, 2020
Quite a nice quiz for a small country!
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Level 82
May 31, 2020
+1 !
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
Unpleasant sounding historical coast gets me every time, I start thinking about slave coast and things like that.

ok most people including me do not like mosquitos, but not the word I think of when I hear unpleasant in historical context.

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Level 71
Jul 8, 2020
Before anti-malarials, I think that the Mosquito Coast would be very unpleasant of a name since you knew the chance of contracting malaria was decently high and the chance of death from that would be pretty high as well.
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Level 71
Jun 4, 2020
Aren't the Sandinistas in power right now? Why does it say until 1990?
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2020
You are right, they were in power until 1990 and again since 2007.