1912, Niciaragua (Republic). Beautiful Large Silver Cordoba Coin.
Mint Year: 1912 Reference: KM-116.. Denomination: Cordoba Mint Place: Heaton´s mint (Birmingham, UK) Weight: 24.99gm Diameter: 38mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Facing bust of Francisco Hernández de Córdoba 3/4 left. Date (1912) and small mint initial (H for the Heaton´s mint in Birmingham), flanked by four stars below. Legend: REPUBLICA DE ECUADOR ** 1912 **
Reverse: Sun rising over volcanic mountain range of five mountains. Legend: EN DIOS CONFIAMOS ** UN CORDOBA **
Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (1475 ? - 1526) is usually reputed as the founder of Nicaragua, and in fact he founded two important Nicaraguan cities, Granada and León. The currency of Nicaragua is named the córdobain his memory. Cordoba was an officer of Pedro Arias Dávila, known also as Pedrarias Dávila. Hernán Cortés and Hernan Ponce de Leon supported Cordoba during the conquest of Nicaragua in 1524. In return for support against Cristóbal de Olid. Pedrarias Dávila considered Cordoba an insurrectionist and a traitor, and finally captured and beheaded him. His remains were found in 2000 in Leon Viejo, Nicaragua.
Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua (República de Nicaragua), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Managua is the country’s capital and largest city and is also the third-largest city in Central America, behind Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the Mosquito Coast speak their own languages and English.
Originally inhabited by various indigenous cultures since ancient times, the Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. The Mosquito Coast followed a different historical path, with the English colonizing it in the 17th century and later coming under the British rule, as well as some minor Spanish interludes in the 19th century. It became an autonomous territory of Nicaragua in 1860 and the northernmost part of it was later transferred to Honduras in 1960. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis, leading to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and the Contra War of the 1980s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic.
The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in folklore, cuisine, music, and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, such as Rubén Darío. Known as the “land of lakes and volcanoes”, Nicaragua is also home to the second-largest rainforest of the Americas. The country has set a goal of 90% renewable energy by the year 2020. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
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