2. Managua, Nicaragua Managua, the capital, is home to almost 909,000 people, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. The city is the country's main trading center for many crops. The remains of the Managua Cathedral still stand in the center of the city, a reminder of a 1972 earthquake that tore apart much of the city. The National Palace is another popular attraction, with 2,500-year-old statues on display in the museum. The 75-year-old structure also houses the National Archive and National Library.
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