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Interesting Facts Spanish Speaking Countries
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The Caribbean Sea does not touch the Central American Country of...
Ruled by the fascist dictator Francisco Franco after King Alfonso XIII was deposed
Africa's only spanish-speaking country
Once concidered for an interoceanic canal via the Managua and Nicaragua lakes, and the Tipitapa and San José rivers
Has the largest proportion of Mayan Indian decendants in Central America
Landlocked by Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina
Has coastlines on both the Caribbean and the Pacific
The oldest university in South America, The National University of San Marcos, is located in...
Was liberated from Spain in 1822 by Antonic José de Sucre in the Battle of Pichincha
Shares island Hispaniola with Haiti
Malabo is the capital of this country.
Ponce de León searched for the legendary "Fountain of Youth" in ...
This country's economy is based on the meat, wool, and hides of the cattle industry
Largest city in the world
South America's largest lake, Titicaca, is found in ...
The Puna desert is located in...
Has the highest average annual income of $2,800 in Central America
This country's Incan Empire was conqured by Francisco Pizarro for Spain
Owns the Canary Islands
Fought Bolivia in the Chaco War to win the water rights of the Paraguay River to the Sea.
The modernest painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are from....
The conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean on the other side of the Isthmus in ...
Supplies 95% of the world's emeralds
The most densely populated country in South America.
Owns the Galapagos Islands
Ceded to the US after the Spanish-American war
Illegally trades in cocaine as a major source of foreign exchange.
It's capital, Malabo, was once a British base for the suppression of the slave trade.
Bananas accound for over 50% of this country's export earnings
Has no army
Has the "Pyramid of Niches" which has 365 niches, representing the days of the year
The world's largest open-pit copper mine, Chunquicamata, is found in....
Has petroleum as its largest export
Has the tomb of Christopher Columbus in its Basilica Santa Maria la Menor
Once a province of Colombia.
Biggest island in the Caribbean
The second smallest country, after Suriname, in South America
A marshy area called the Miskito Coast covers the entire Caribbean coastline of...
Easter Iland and the Strait of Magellan are found in ...
Enjoys the highest per capita income in Latin America
The highest point in Central America, Tajumulco Volcano, is in...
The most mountainous country of Central America
The world's largest radio telescope is found at the Arecibo Observatory in ...
The U.S. Naval Base, Guantánamo Bay, is located in Cuba
The largest Spanish-speaking country in South America.