Jinotega Department
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Jinotega (Spanish pronunciation: [xinoˈteɣa]) is a department of Nicaragua. Its departmental head is Jinotega. It is located in the north of the country, on the border with Honduras.
Department of Nicaragua
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 • Department of Nicaragua9,222 km2 (3,561 sq mi)
Population (2019 estimate)[1]
 • Department of Nicaragua467,969
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban113,915
Time zoneUTC -6
ISO 3166-2NI-JI
The Department of Jinotega has a population of 467,969 (2019 estimate) and covers an area of 9,222 km². It is one of the 15 most extensive departments in the country. Founded on October 15, 1891.
The city of Jinotega "Las Brumas" is the departmental capital of the homonymous department with an urban population of 53 265 inhabitants in the year 2017. It is located in a valley at an altitude of 1,003.87 meters above sea level with a cool climate at an average temperature of 25 °C and a distance of 142 km from Managua (2h 44 min, by Carr.Panamericana / Panamericana Nte./CA-1).
Source: National Institute for Development Information (INIDE) - Nicaragua. Statistical Yearbook 2016 - 18
The department generates its own power through Lake Apanás Dam, which is also a tourist attraction. Isabelia Mountain Range contains several cloud forests peaks and massifs such as Chimborazo (1,688 m), Datanlí Diablo (1,550 m) with "la Bujona" waterfall. Also, Penas Blancas Massif (1,700 m) containing several water drops, and Bosawás Biosphere Reserve, the largest biosphere reserve in Central America with about 22,000 sq km. [2]
Points of interest
Cathedral San Juan
Nuestra Señora de los Angeles.
City of Jinotega
Vista de San Sebastian de Yali, Jinotega
There are various restaurants and markets throughout the department of Jinotega, that serve various fruits, vegetables, meats, and drinks. The city of Jinotega is in the vicinity of the artificial Lake Apanas. The town of San Rafael del Norte located about 20 minutes north of Jinotega City, was General Sandino's Headquarters against US Marine's forced occupation of Nicaragua in the late 1920s and early 1930s. San Rafael has a really nice neoclassical parrish church across the leafy Main Square, and a small museum dedicated to Sandino and his wife Blanca Arauz.
Attractions and places of interest
In the city of Jinotega
Museum and Library
Temples and Parks
Panoramic Views of Jinotega
Travel up the steps to the top of "Peña de la Cruz", the path of many pilgrims to fulfill promises to la Santa Cruz (Holy Cross).
In the municipalities of the department of Jinotega
Natural, historical and religious attractions
Rural and community tourism experience
  1. El Cuá
  2. Jinotega
  3. La Concordia
  4. San José de Bocay
  5. San Rafael del Norte
  6. San Sebastián de Yalí
  7. Santa María de Pantasma
  8. Wiwilí de Jinotega
  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments in Nicaragua
  2. ^ http://www.jinotega.com/
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Last edited on 6 May 2021, at 20:10
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