Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in Central America. As per the World Population Prospects report by the United Nations, the estimated population of Nicaragua in 2023 is 7,046,310 (7 million)
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Population of Nicaragua in 2023 – 7 million
|Central America Rank||3|
|Land Area||119,990 sq.km (46,330 sq. mi)|
|Pop. Density||55 people/sq. km|
|Infant mortality rate||14|
|Median Age||26.5 years.|
|Life Expectancy||75.23 years|
Source: UN World Population Prospects
Religion in Nicaragua
Christianity is the largest religion in Nicaragua and 84.8% of the population follows Christianity. Among Christians in Nicaragua, Catholics have the most adherents followed by the Protestants
According to the 2020 report by the Latino Barometer report, 44.9% of the population followed Roman Catholicism; 38.9% Protestant; 0.6% Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 0.6% Mormon.
About 13.7% of the population don’t affiliate with any religion; 0.3% are Atheists; 0.1% are Agnostic and 0.2% have no answer.
Non-Christian Faith includes Jewish, Islam, Baháʼí Faith, and Buddism are the main minority religions.
Religion percentage in Nicaragua is as follows
|Believer, not belong to the church||1.0%|
Race and Ethnicity in Nicaragua
The majority of the Nicaraguan population is composed of mestizos, roughly 69%, while 17% of Nicaragua’s population is white, with the majority of them being of Spanish descent, while others are of German, Italian, English, Turkish, Danish or French ancestry.
About 9% of Nicaragua’s population is black and mainly resides on the country’s Caribbean (or Atlantic) coast. The remaining 5% of Nicaraguans are indigenous, the descendants of the country’s original inhabitants.
Ethnic groups in Nicaragua
- Mestizo – 69%
- White – 17%
- Black – 9%
- Native American – 5%
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