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Nicaragua's [[Bosawás Biosphere Reserve]] is in the Atlantic lowlands, part of which is located in the municipality of [[Siuna]]; it protects {{convert|1800000|acre|km2|order=flip}} of [[La Mosquitia (Nicaragua)|La Mosquitia]] forest – almost 7% of the country's area – making it the largest rainforest north of the [[Amazon Rainforest|Amazon]] in Brazil.<ref>{{cite news|title=Bosawas Bioreserve Nicaragua|url=http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2006/1718459.htm|access-date=2007-05-25}}</ref>
The municipalities of [[Siuna, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region|Siuna]], [[Rosita, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte|Rosita]], and [[Bonanza, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region|Bonanza]], known as the "Mining Triangle", are located in the region known as the [[North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region|RAAN]], in the Caribbean lowlands. Bonanza still contains an active gold mine owned by HEMCO. Siuna and Rosita do not have active mines but panning for gold is still very common in the region.{{citation needed|date=November 2014}}
Nicaragua's tropical east coast is very different from the rest of the country. The climate is predominantly tropical, with high temperature and high humidity. Around the area's principal city of Bluefields, English is widely spoken along with the official Spanish. The population more closely resembles that found in many typical Caribbean ports than the rest of Nicaragua.<ref>{{cite book|title=Alternative Histories of English|editor1 =Trudgill, Peter |editor2=Watts, Richard J.|isbn=9780415233569 |publisher=Routledge|year= 2002|page=35|quote=English-speaking protestants formed the majority of the population until about 1900...indigenous anglophones still form about 85 per cent of the population, which also includes non-anglophone Black Caribs...At least at the level of arolectal Whites, the accent is rhotic though obviously Caribbean....England established a protectorate over the local Miskito Indians, who the region is named after, and the area was a British dependency from 1740 to 1786. In Nicaragua the British founded the principal Miskito coast city of Bluefields... There are about 30,000 native speakers of English in this area of Nicaragua who look to Bluefields as their centre... The English of the anglophone Corn Islands is also typically Caribbean.}}</ref>
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