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Where on a world map is Nicaragua located?

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Nicaragua is located in Central America, the portion of the Western hemisphere that connects the North American continent with the South American continent. Specifically, Nicaragua shares its northern border with Honduras and its southern border with Costa Rica.

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On a world map, Nicaragua is found approximately halfway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator. If the map has latitude and longitude markings, Nicaragua is located by pinpointing 12.6°N 85.9°W. Nicaragua is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea in the east. Excluding Mexico, Nicaragua has the largest area of any Central American country. Nicaragua is also notable on a map for Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America, in the country's southern region.

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