Nicaragua Bordering Countries: Costa Rica
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Where is Nicaragua?
Nicaragua Satellite Image
Nicaragua is located in Central America. Nicaragua is bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, with Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south.
Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Nicaragua and all of Central America in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Nicaragua is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
If you are interested in Nicaragua and the geography of Central America, our large laminated map of North America might be just what you need. It is a large political map of North America that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers, cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.
Bluefields, Boaco, Bocay, Bonanza, Chichigalpa, Chinandega, Condega, Corinto, El Buff, Esteli, Granada, Jinetope, Jinotega, Jinotepe, Kukalaya, La Boquita, La Cruz de Rio Grande, La Rosita, Laguna de Perlas, Leimus, Leon, Los Chiles, Lovago, Madriz, Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa, Muy Muy, Nueva Guinea, Nuevo Amanecer, Ocotal, Potosi, Prinzapolka, Puerto Cabezas, Puerto Sandino, Punta Gorda, Rama, Rivas, San Benito, San Carlos, San Juan del Norte, San Miguelito, Santo Domingo, Sebaco, Siuna, Somoto, Tipitapa, Veracruz, Villa Nueva and Waspam.
Bahia de Bluefields, Bahia de Salinas, Bahia de San Juan del Norte, Bahia Punta Gorda, Caribbean Sea, Coco (Segovia) River, Cordillera Chontalena, Cordillera Dariense, Cordillera Isabelia, Golfo de Fonseca, Lago de Apanas, Lago de Apoyo, Lago de Managua, Lago de Nicaragua, Laguna Bismuna, Laguna de Perlas, Laguna de Wounta, Laguna Karata, Laguna Pahara, Pacific Ocean, Rio Amaka, Rio Bambana, Rio Bocay, Rio Escondido, Rio Indio, Rio Kukalaya, Rio Kurinwas, Rio Mico, Rio Prinzapolka, Rio Siguia, Rio Tuma and Rio Wawa.
Nicaragua Natural Resources:
Nicaragua has several metal resources some of which are gold, silver, copper, lead, tungsten and zinc. Other natural resources for this country include timber and fish.
Nicaragua Natural Hazards:
The location of Nicaragua makes this country extremely susceptible to hurricanes. There are other natural hazards, some of which are active volcanoes, destructive earthquakes, and landslides.
Nicaragua Environmental Issues:
An environmental issue for the country of Nicaragua is water pollution. Some issues pertaining to the land are deforestation and soil erosion.
Copyright information: The images on this page were composed by Angela King and Brad Cole and are copyright by Geology.com © 2008. These images are not available for use beyond our websites. If you would like to share them with others please link to this page. The satellite image was produced using Landsat data from NASA and the map was produced using data licensed from and copyright by Map Resources © 2008.