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Nicaragua, Lake,

3,089 sq mi (8,001 sq km), c.100 mi (160 km) long and up to 45 mi (72 km) wide, SW Nicaragua; the largest lake of Central America. It is drained into the Caribbean Sea by the San Juan River. Lake Nicaragua, along with Lake Managua (which drains into it from the northwest), occupies part of the Nicaragua Depression, an extensive lowland region stretching across the isthmus. Once part of the sea, the lake was formed when the land rose. There are several islands in the lake (the largest is Isla de Ometepe); and small volcanoes rise above its surface. The freshwater of Lake Nicaragua contains fish usually associated with saltwater, including tuna and sharks, which have adapted to the environmental change. The lake is a transportation route; GranadaGranada
, city (1995 pop. 74,396), W Nicaragua, on Lake Nicaragua. It is Nicaragua's third largest city and the center of commerce on Lake Nicaragua. Located in a rich agricultural region, Granada has been the stronghold of Nicaragua's landed aristocracy; manufactures include
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 is its chief port. Located only 110 ft (34 m) above sea level, the lake reaches a depth of 84 ft (26 m). It was to be an important link in the proposed Nicaragua CanalNicaragua Canal,
proposed waterway between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. One often considered route would be 172.8 mi (278 km) long and would generally follow the San Juan River, then go through Lake Nicaragua near the southern shore and across the narrow isthmus of Rivas
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Nicaragua, Lake


a lake in Nicaragua, and the largest lake in Central America. It has an area of 8,430 sq km and a maximum depth of 70 m. The lake is situated in a tectonic depression at an elevation of 32 m. It receives the Tipitapa River, which flows out of Lake Managua. The San Juan River connects Lake Nicaragua with the Caribbean Sea. The coastline is for the most part low-lying. Ometepe Island, with a volcano of the same name, lies in the western part of the lake. The lake is used for navigation, and a plan has been proposed to incorporate it into an interocean canal.

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Su reescritura, La verdadera cronica falsa, fue publicada en 1972) y Los Judios del Mar Dulce, asi como el libro de ensayo Miguel Otero Silva: mitologia de una generacion frustrada.
Esta ciudad concentra la mayor atraccion turistica del pais y esta ubicada entre el poblado indigena de Xalteva, el lago Cocibolca, el Gran Lago o Mar Dulce (unico en el mundo que posee tiburones) y el volcan Mombacho, que posee una altura de 1,345 metros y se encuentra lleno de misterio y cuentos de brujas.
On its latest release, Mar Dulce, the band has reached a new plateau: It redefines the collective as a solid, cohesive band that is no longer just an audio idea in the memory of a hard drive but a true human entity seeking to evolve into something new and different.
For Mar Dulce, we did 80% of the music live in the recording studio and brought in some special guests to help us out with the vocals.
Tu te has ido, rio Argos, (me tengo que hacer a la idea) pero se te ha olvidado llevarte el agua de tus riberas, de tus actos generosos, de tus palabras de animo, de tus abrazos estrechos: todos flotan en el aire, como un rio fantasmal, errante, que no sin dueno, pues su destino es nuestro aliento del que respiraremos hasta volver a encontrarnos en un mar dulce de algodon.
La discusion sobre Cantos de Cifar y del Mar Dulce demuestra la continuidad de varios de los temas y motivos de El jaguar y la luna.
Desde que en 1500 Vicente Yanez Pinzon vio por primera vez el rio-mar y lo llamo Mar Dulce, han surgido un conjunto de estudios, libros de viajes, poemas y novelas que lo toman como tema o motivo de canto.
Like a modern Beckett who switches to French in order to subvert his own dexterity, Kuitca abandons the epic vein of works like El mar dulce (Freshwater sea), 1984-86, with its grand narratives mixing religion, sex, history, and movie references, and to cut closer to the bone, turns to the rigor of a map.
The verse collections under consideration include Poemas nicaraguenses, Libro de horas, El jaguar y la luna, Cantos de Cifar y del Mar Dulce, Siete 4rboles contra el amanecer, El nican-nauat, and El indio y el violin.
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