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Fulgencio Vega

 
 
Fulgencio Vega Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
1. Fulgencio Vega Marker
Inscription.
Senador director
del Estado
Managua
en el primer centenario
de ser capital
5 de febrero 1952

English translation:
Senator Director of the State
Managua
On the 100th anniversary of being named the capital
February 5, 1952

 
Location. 12° 9.362′ N, 86° 16.403′ W. Marker is in Managua, Managua. Marker is on Avenida Bolivar. Click for map. The marker and monument are at the southwest corner of the Central Park of Managua.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tomb of Three Founders of the Sandinistas (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Francisco Morazán (about 90 meters away); Martyrs of the National Workers Front (about 180 meters away); Visits of Pope John Paul II to Nicaragua (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Rubén Darío's Home (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Dr. Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Assassination of General Augusto C. Sandino (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Managua.
 
Regarding Fulgencio Vega. Fulgencio Vega (1805-1868) was a Nicaraguan soldier and politician. Nicaraguan
Managua Central Park bandstand. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
2. Managua Central Park bandstand.
political power had been split between the cities of Granada and León, beginning during Spanish colonial times. Vega, although a Conservative from Granada, realized that a compromise location was needed to house the state powers of Nicaragua. He named Santiago de Managua as the capital of Managua in a decree on February 5, 1852.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Fulgencio Vega Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2016
3. Fulgencio Vega Marker
 
 
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