Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America. Most of its people live on the Pacific coast where the land is flat in the north but rises to include tall mountains in the south. There are also several volcanoes situated in this region. The center of Nicaragua consists of steep mountains and forested valleys. Eastern Nicaragua is a flat, humid area dotted with tropical rain forests, grassy plains, and pine woodlands.
Houses on stilts are a common sight in eastern Nicaragua because of heavy flooding during the rainy season. Winds from the Caribbean bring over 150 inches (400 cm) of...More