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UIS STATISTICS IN BRIEF
 
General profile - Nicaragua
Reference year 2011. Please see 'Interpreting the Country Profiles' for more information.
  General information
Total population (000)
  5 870
Annual population growth rate (%) ^
  1.4
Life expectancy at birth (years) ^
  74
Infant mortality rate (0/00) ^
  22
National currency  
  Cordoba Oro
GDP per capita (PPP) US$  ^
  3 812
 
  Culture & Communication
Films and cinema :
      Screen per capita (per 100 000 inhabitants)
 (ei,2010) 0.9
      National film production  
 (ei,2009) 1
      Attendance frequency per capita 
 (1999) 0.3
Daily Newspapers: Total Avg Circulation per 1 000 inhabitants 
  ...
National libraries: registered users 
  ...
 
  Science & Technology
Researchers per 1 000 000 inhabitants (FTE)
 (1997) 70
Expenditure on R&D as a % of GDP
 (2002) 0.03
 
  Education
Participation in education - 2010
 
Literacy Rates - 15 years and older - 2005
 
Literacy Rates - 15 to 24 years old - 2005
 
Education Indicators
Pupil / teacher ratio (primary)
 (2010) 30
Percentage of repeaters, primary (%)
 (2010) 8
Primary to secondary transition rate (%)
 (1999) 97
Public expenditure on education : 
      as % of GDP 
 (2010) 4.6
      as % of total government expenditure 
  ...
Symbols used:
Footnotes:
ei Source: Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano
^ World Bank World Development Indicators