Nicaragua - stephentidmore

Jinotega, Nicaragua, June 30, 2007 - A group of hikers look out over the town of Jinotega, Nicaragua from the viewpoint at La Peña de la Cruz. The location provides splendid views of the Jinotega valley and surrounding mountains and is a popular spot for hikers.

The Department of Jinotega produces 80% of the nation's coffee. It has a population of about 51,000 as of 2005 living inside a vast valley surrounded by mountains. It is known as "La Ciudad de las Brumas" (City of Mists) for the magnificent whisks of clouds continuously feathering through the top of the valley.

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