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 (mə-näg′wə, mä-nä′gwä)
The capital and largest city of Nicaragua, in the western part of the country on the southern shore of Lake Managua. The city, designated as the capital in the 1850s, has frequently been damaged by earthquakes.

Ma·na′guan adj. & n.
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(məˈnæɡwə; Spanish maˈnaɣwa)
1. (Placename) the capital of Nicaragua, on the S shore of Lake Managua: chosen as capital in 1857. Pop: 1 159 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) Lake Managua a lake in W Nicaragua: drains into Lake Nicaragua by the Tipitapa River. Length: 61 km (38 miles). Width: about 26 km (16 miles)
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(məˈnɑ gwə)

1. Lake, a lake in W Nicaragua. 390 sq. mi. (1010 sq. km).
2. the capital of Nicaragua, in the W part. 1,195,000.
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Noun1.Managua - the capital and largest city of NicaraguaManagua - the capital and largest city of Nicaragua
Nicaragua, Republic of Nicaragua - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
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