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Gay Guide Nicaragua
On November 14, 2007, the Nicaraguan national assembly passed a new penal code. On the 9th July 2008 the new Nicaraguan Penal Code came into force. Article 240 has finally been banned. This article defined sexual activities between consenting, homosexual adults as "sodomy" and was an offence, subject to punishment. This amendment to the penal code was achieved by local human rights groups as well as amnesty international and the Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung.
Cities in Nicaragua
Location: Central America
International country code: 505
International access code: 00
Language: Spanish, English
Area: 120,245 km² / 49,998 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Córdoba (C$) = 100 Centavos
Religions: 59% Roman Catholic, 24% Protestant
Climate: The best time to visit the Pacific or central regions is early in the dry season (Dec & Jan).