Physical map of Nicaragua
Information about the geography of NicaraguaNicaragua is a land of active volcanos and a history of devastating earthquakes and hurricanes. The vast percentage of people and industry are concentrated in the southwestern part, near Lakes Managua and Nicaragua. The eastern half of the country is very flat, sparsely populated, with hot and humid conditions along the Caribbean coastline, commonly called the Mosquito Coast.
The country's highest peak is the Mogoton rising to an altitude of 2438 meters.
Managua is the capital.