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Diriamba is a municipality in the Carazo department of Nicaragua, with a population of 57,542 (2005). It is located 41 km west of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.GeographyThe city's elevation, and the geography of the cordillera upon which it sits, lend it a constantly mild weather .ClimateManagua, like much of Western Nicaragua except for the Sierras, has a tropical climate with constant temperatures averaging between 28and. Under Köppen’s climate classification, the city has a tropical wet and dry climate. A distinct dry season exists between November and April, while most of the rainfall is received between May and October. Temperatures are highest in March and April, when the sun lies directly overhead and the summer rainfall has yet to begin.EconomyHistorically, Diriamba had mulberry plantations. British writer, John Baily, wrote in 1850 that the plantations lacked in management, and that great amounts of silk could be produced if more care was shown to the plantations.AttractionsDiriamba 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.Diriamba is in Carazo Department. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Diriamba and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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