Pray for: Nicaragua

Flag for Nicaragua

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Managua
Population: 7,142,529
% Urban: 59.3 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 29.9 %
Official Language: Spanish. English-speaking communities on east coast
Languages: 7
Literacy Rate: 78 %
Life Expectancy: 73.8 yrs (109/236)
HDI Ranking: 126 / 189
% Christian: 97.3 %
% Evangelical: 29.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 97.3 %
People Groups: 18
% Unevangelized: 1 %
Persecution Ranking: 50 / 50


Title: Nicaragua

Tier: 1

Type: country

God brought many people to Himself, even amidst the nation’s suffering . Numbers of believers increased through mass evangelism, saturation evangelism, and local church outreaches. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and hurricanes led many to question life and eternity. War, conflict, and political struggles turned many towards the compassion of Christians, and hope in Christ. Evangelicals grew from 2% in 1960 to 30% today, and growth continues. Pray for Nicaragua’s many evangelicals to be a genuine blessing to their nation.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.