Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America by area at 130,373 km2 and the least densely populated. It has coastlines on the Caribbean Sea in the East and the Pacific Ocean in the West.
Matagalpa is the biggest city and commercial center of the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua.
Jinotega is a city of about 50,000 inhabitants in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua. Located in a valley 142 km North of Managua, it is the capital of the municipality and department of the same name.
Granada is the oldest colonial city in Nicaragua and the all-time-rival of Leon. It is located on the north west side of the Lago Cocibolca.