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Republic of Nicaragua

Latin America

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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%

Capital: Managua

Urbanites: 57.3%

HDI Rank: 124 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 18 (6% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish. English-speaking communities on east coast    Languages: 7 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Nicaragua’s divided past still influences the present. The traumatic events of 1979-1998 divided politics (left- and right-wing), communities (the Hispanic-Mestizo west and Creole-Amerindian east), trade unions, churches and families. The situation is changing, but there is still lingering distrust along these fault lines that needs to be overcome.

Christian support ministries for prayer:

a) Christian radio and TV. There is one Christian TV station and 10 radio stations.

b) The Bible Society has done much in enabling the translation and distribution of the new Sumo and Miskito Bibles. The Bible League and GRN also provide gospel literature and recordings in several languages.

c) Development projects for urban and rural communities by means of credit and training that contributes to socio-economic and spiritual growth. These projects are a key aspect in empowering Nicaraguans to move their nation forward toward stability and prosperity.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Nicaragua.