Nicaragua has a territorial extension of 130,373 km², making it the largest country in Central America. The spectacular geography of Nicaragua includes about 800 km of coastline in the Pacific and Caribbean, 25 volcanic formations, 22,000 km² of natural reserves, over 10,000 km² of lakes, lagoons and rivers and 7 percent of the world's biodiversity. In addition, the country has three Biosphere Reserves declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Bosawás Reserve, Isla de Ometepe, and Río San Juan.
Nicaragua has experienced sustained economic growth as a result of disciplined management of its fiscal, financial, monetary, and exchange rate policies. Legislation and administrative procedures related to business have contributed to a strong inflow of foreign investment in recent years. Moreover, Nicaragua's excellent economic performance has been recognized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) through a series of positive revisions in recent years.
Historically called "The Granary of Central América", Nicaragua is renowned for its ideal climate and fertile soils with optimal conditions to produce a wide variety of agricultural products. From forest plantations, cocoa and quality coffee in the Atlantic region to industrial fishing in the coastal areas of the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea.
Nicaragua has gained international recognition by becoming one of the safest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Nicaragua ranks as one of the safest countries in terms of crime statistics in the Americas.
Nicaraguan's labor force is young and dynamic, 75 percent of the population is under 39, and the labor force comprises 3.2 million people. Flexible, highly productive, with good habits and ability to learn quickly.
Nicaragua offers one of the most competitive cost structures in the region, allowing companies to increase their competitiveness and reduce their operating costs as they give added value to their products or services.
In Nicaragua the Political Constitution of the country establishes the legal guarantees for foreigners to obtain the same rights as Nicaraguans, as well as to acquire and own private property.
Nicaragua has free trade agreements with the United States, Mexico, Panama, Taiwan, the Dominican Republic, Chile, South Korea, Ecuador and the European Union. Central American Common Market and Preferential trade with Japan, Norway, Canada, Russia and Switzerland among others.
Nicaragua has an impressive natural beauty, a pleasant climate, a rich culture and above all a hospitable and cheerful people, who welcome visitors with open arms.