Sunday, 6 November 2016

NICARAGUA - República de Nicaragua

 The Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6 million. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages. 
The name "Nicaragua" was coined by Spanish colonists based on the name "Nicarao", chief of the most populous indigenous tribe. When Spaniard Gil González Dávila came to Nicaragua in 1521 he found in the areas between Rivas and San Jorge the first pre-Columbian Indians of Nicaragua. At the time the Indian city was called Quauhcapolca and the Cacique leader's name was Macuilmiquiztli, not Nicarao. The Spanish name incorporates the indigenous words NIC-ALT-NA-HUAC or NIC-ATL-NAHUAC which means "here at the lake" or NIC-ANAHUAC, "here the Anahuac", or "the Anahuac from here".

These beautiful covers sent by my friend Jose Tomas  from Managua, The capital city of Nicaragua. The covers posted on September 20, 2016 and I received in my hands on October 21, 2016. The first two covers posted on October 04, 2016 and I received thm here on October 21, 2016. Nicaragua issued a number of beautiful thematic stamps in the earlier days, now the number of issues are less and no much thematic items. Thank You very much for the perfect covers from Nicaragua.

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