Diriamba - Nicaragua

Diriamba is a municipality in the Carazo department of Nicaragua, with a population of 57,542 (2005). It is located 41km west of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. The city's elevation (just above 500 meters above sea level), and the geography of the cordillera upon which it sits, lend it a constantly mild weather (though notoriously windy January through March). Managua, like much of Western Nicaragua except for the Sierras, has a tropical climate with constant temperatures averaging between 28 and 32 °C (82 and 90 °F). Diriamba is home to three principal churches, one of them being La Basilica de San Sebastian, the foundation stone was laid out in 1891, but the Basilica inaugurated until 1939. Other important landmarks are the clock tower and the former site of the El Aguacate hydroelectric dam, now simply a waterfall. The city is home to Nicaragua's most successful football club, Diriangen. They play at the Estadio Cacique Diriangen, located northwest of the city centre. see more see less

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