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Statistics

Capital: Managua

Population: 5,848,641 (2014 estimate)

Languages: Spanish 95.3% (official), Miskito 2.2%,
Mestizo of the Caribbean coast 2%, other 0.5% (2005 estimate)
 
Note: English and indigenous languages found on the Caribbean coast

Religion: Christian 80.1% (Roman Catholic 58.5%, Evangelical 21.6%), Moravian 1.6%, Jehovah's Witnesses 0.9%, other 1.7%, none 15.7% (2005 census)

Literacy rate: Male: 78.1% Female: 77.9% (2005 estimate)

Climate: Tropical in lowlands, cooler in highlands

Life Expectancy: Male: 70 year Female: 74 years (2014 estimate)

Average living wage: $2.00/day

Percentage of population living below $1.25/day: 12%

"Sources of facts: The World Factbook, 2014"