Area: 127,849 sq km
The largest of the Central American republics. Central mountainous area between Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
Population: 5,822,265 Annual Growth: 1.31%
Official language: Spanish. English-speaking communities on east coast Languages: 7 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Evangelical growth is high and sustained amid the upheaval. Evangelicals grew from 2.2% in 1960 to 29.8% in 2010. This is more than a 40-fold numeric increase in 50 years, with no signs of such growth abating.
Poverty is a deep-seated issue that is both the cause and the result of many political troubles. After years of civil war, Hurricane Mitch further devastated the nations economy and infrastructure. Economic wisdom and long-term development are needed. Many economic uplift programmes have been launched by CEPAD (The Evangelical Committee for Relief and Development), AoG and others. This longstanding state of poverty also shapes the spirituality of Nicaragua, with both liberation theology and prosperity theology playing major roles.
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