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Nicaragua is the second largest of the eight countries considered by the United Nations to be part of “Central America” (after Mexico). Its population, however, is relatively small, giving it the second lowest population density (after Belize).

1. Colonial Age

After the Spanish conquest (1523) the original inhabitants of Nicaragua suffered under the tyranny of various governors, including Pedrar…

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Prien, Hans-Jürgen, “Nicaragua”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_N203>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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