Lake Nicaragua

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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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La edificacion se levanto sobre las ruinas de una antigua fortaleza de la epoca de Felipe II para impedir las incursiones de los piratas que subian por el rio buscando acceder al lago Cocibolca y atacar desde ahi la ciudad de Granada.
Una zona especial para tal tipo de extinciones es la depresion del lago Cocibolca, tambien conocido como Gran Lago de Nicaragua.
Around Lake Cocibolca, Central America's largest lake, fishers complain of dwindling catches and longer days spent on their boats, which have become harder to maneuver as the shoreline recedes.
El conquistador en sus relaciones divulgo noticias sobre una variedad de pueblos indigenas entre el golfo de Nicoya y los lagos de Xolotlan y Cocibolca, donde los indios niquiranos y su cacique Nicarao se mostraron amistosos.
Hasta el momento en que escribo estas lineas, el equipo de Wang sigue sin explicar de donde saldran los fondos; tampoco ha presentado el estudio de impacto ambiental que reclama la Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua, que cuenta entre sus miembros destacados con el mas respetado de todos los cientificos del pais, Jaime Incer Barquero--tambien asesor en temas ambientales de Ortega--, Incer Barquero ha mostrado su preocupacion sobre las consecuencias que una obra de esta envergadura puede tener sobre el lago Cocibolca (tambien conocido como lago Nicaragua), una de las reservas de agua dulce mas importantes en la region.
The canal has a planned route through Lake Cocibolca, also known as Lake Nicaragua, the largest freshwater lake in Central America.
Los especimenes fueron obtenidos en una cueva poco profunda a orillas del lago Cocibolca, rodeada de ecosistemas de bosque seco (individuo 1: Lc44, Ab 36.
It is a massive undertaking that would destroy the beautiful Lago Cocibolca, the largest lake in Central America and on whose shores Granada is located, and the many diverse and traditional communities in its path.
Entre las criticas recibidas al plan del canal de Nicaragua es que la ruta entre ambos oceanos sera de 278 kilometros, incluyendo 105 que cruzaran por el lago de Cocibolca (en comparacion, el trayecto en Panama es de 78 kilometros).
In 1523 the Spanish traveler Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba ventured down the San Juan River and sailed the calm waters of Lago Cocibolca, now known as Lake Nicaragua.
HKND deputy construction manager Pang Kwok Wai stated, Water levels, fishing activity and biodiversity in Lake Cocibolca will not be affected.
Rajadura que no deja por fuera al gran lago Cocibolca, porque por este, que es parte de la ruta del canal, los buques no navegarian por las buenas, sino que precisarian de una mayor profundidad que la que ese cuerpo de agua les ofrece: se necesitaria hacerle al lago, en su fondo, un surco de varios cientos de metros de ancho y de varias decenas de metros de hondo.