It may have originated from the term Mana-ahuac, which in the indigenous Nahuatl language translates to "adjacent to the water" or site "surrounded by water". Other archaeological evidence, mainly in the form of ceramics and statues made of volcanic stone, like the ones found on the island of Zapatera, and petroglyphs found on Ometepe island, contribute to the increasing knowledge of Nicaragua's ancient history.Founded as a pre-Columbian fishing town, the city was incorporated in 1819 and given the name Leal Villa de Santiago de Managua.
IUDs are also somewhat common and you can theoretically get one inserted/removed at any gynecologist (around ) although I would recommend making sure you find a good one.You can get birth control pills and the morning after pill very easily at any pharmacy although selection is limited.Managua's population is composed predominantly of mestizos and whites who are mainly of Spanish descent, with a minority being of French, Jewish Nicaraguan, German Nicaraguan, Italian, Russian and Turkish descent.There are two possible origins for the name "Managua".The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake and years of civil war in the 1980s severely disrupted and stunted Managua's growth.
It was not until the mid-1990s that Managua began to see a resurgence.
In the urban parts of Nicaragua women are educated, but most of them choose family over career.
Nicaraguan women mostly have dark and thick hair, brown eyes, and naturally tanned skin.
Most women here use pads or Kodex which are available in most pharmacies and stores.
Tampons are somewhat scarcer and often the only kind you can find are with applicators.
If you want OBs, you can find them at most chain-grocery stores or better yet, bring them with you from home.