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Managua (pop. 682,000), capital city of Nicaragua, located on the southern shore of Lake Managua. Made capital in 1855 to end a feud between León and Granada, it has been rebuilt on numerous occasions after destruction by earthquakes (1931, 1972) and fires (1931, 1936).

See also: Nicaragua.

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