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Flag of Small Nicaraguan FlagNicaragua

Formal Name: Republic of Nicaragua
Local Name: Nicaragua
Local Formal Name: República de Nicaragua
Region: Central America
Associations: United Nations
Capital City: Managua
Main Cities: León, Chinandega
ISO 3166 Code: NI
Population: 5,743,000
Area: 129,494km²
Currency: 1 Nicaraguan córdoba = 100 centavos
Languages: Spanish, Creole
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
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Flag of Nicaragua

Date Flag first adopted: 27th August, 1971
Description: Three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on the top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom; similar to the flag of El Salvador, which features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Honduras, which has five blue stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band.