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Municipalities of Nicaragua
The 15 departments and 2 autonomous regions of Nicaragua are divided into 153 municipalities.[1] The formation and dissolution of municipalities is governed by the Law of Municipalities (in Spanish: Ley No.40 - Ley de Municipalidades), drafted and approved by the National Assembly on July 2. 1988.
The municipalities are responsible for planning and urban development, collection of municipal taxes, maintenance of public utilities and other services, such as parks, sewerage and public cemeteries. Whilst municipal governments may not be responsible for large highways, small roads and tracks usually come under their control. Additionally, municipal governments may issue permits for the operation of urban and intermunicipal bus services.
Other functions of municipal governments include the establishment of libraries, museums, municipal bands, zoos, the promotion of traditional and folklore festivals and various activities promoting education, culture, sports and tourism in the municipality.[2]
List of municipalities
Notes:
"Year" refers to the date the municipality was created. In some cases, the year refers to the date of the foundation of the municipality seat. This is particularly the case of colonial cities.[1]
DepartmentMunicipality[1]Municipality SeatPopulation (2005)[3]Area (km2)Year
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionBilwiBilwi66,1695,984.811929
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionBonanzaBonanza18,6332,0391985
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionMulukukúMulukukú29,8381,904.532004
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionPrinzapolkaPrinzapolka16,1057,020.481971
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionRositaRosita22,7234,4181989
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionSiunaSiuna64,0925,039.811969
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionWaslalaWaslala49,3391,329.511989
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionWaspánWaspán47,2319,341.711956
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionBluefieldsBluefields45,5474,774.751894
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionCorn IslandCorn Island6,62612.91971
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionKarawalaKarawala3,5851,9781996
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionEl AyoteEl Ayote12,4178312000
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionEl TortugeroEl Tortugero22,3242,4711996
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionKukra HillKukra Hill8,7891,2621989
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionLa Cruz de Río GrandeLa Cruz de Río Grande23,2843,3601982
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionPearl LagoonPearl Lagoon10,6763,876N/A
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionMuelle de los BueyesMuelle de los Bueyes22,0821,3911942
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionNueva GuineaNueva Guinea66,9362,7741981
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionBocana de PaiwasBocana de Paiwas31,7622,3751974
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous RegionEl RamaEl Rama52,4825,6181910
BoacoBoacoBoaco49,8391,086.81N/A
BoacoCamoapaCamoapa34,9621,483.291858
BoacoSan LorenzoSan Lorenzo23,666559.611858
BoacoSan José de los RematesSan José de Los Remates7,650280.461848
BoacoSanta LucíaSanta Lucía8,254120.781904
BoacoTeustepeTeustepe26,265645.731970
CarazoDiriambaDiriamba57,542348.881894
CarazoDoloresDolores6,7612.621895
CarazoEl RosarioEl Rosario5,317111848
CarazoJinotepeJinotepe42,1092921883
CarazoLa ConquistaLa Conquista3,777911899
CarazoLa Paz de CarazoLa Paz de Carazo4,65715.511858
CarazoSan MarcosSan Marcos29,019118.111905
CarazoSanta TeresaSanta Teresa16,8911941860
ChinandegaChichigalpaChichigalpa44,769222.541894
ChinandegaChinandegaChinandega121,793686.611839
ChinandegaSan Juan de Cinco PinosCinco Pinos6,78160.381870
ChinandegaCorintoCorinto16,62470.671858
ChinandegaEl RealejoEl Realejo8,838104.541532
ChinandegaEl ViejoEl Viejo76,7751,274.911673
ChinandegaPosoltegaPosoltega16,7711241862
ChinandegaSan Francisco del NorteSan Francisco del Norte6,758120.311889
ChinandegaSan Pedro del NorteSan Pedro del Norte4,71971.51889
ChinandegaSanto Tomás del NorteSanto Tomás del Norte7,124501889
ChinandegaSomotilloSomotillo29,0301,0891873
ChinandegaPuerto MorazánSanta Rita de Tonalá13,3285171946
ChinandegaVillanuevaVillanueva25,660779.881900
ChontalesAcoyapaAcoyapa16,9461,381.791862
ChontalesComalapaComalapa11,785643.861752
ChontalesSan Francisco de CuapaSan Francisco de Cuapa5,5072771997
ChontalesEl CoralEl Coral7,0393061997
ChontalesJuigalpaJuigalpa51,838726.751668
ChontalesLa LibertadLa Libertad11,429774.551852
ChontalesSan Pedro de LóvagoSan Pedro de Lóvago7,650466.501864
ChontalesSanto DomingoSanto Domingo12,182681.711951
ChontalesSanto TomásSanto Tomás16,404546.61861
ChontalesVilla SandinoVilla Sandino13,152676.511942
EstelíCondegaCondega28,4813981962
EstelíEstelíEstelí112,084795.71685
EstelíLa TrinidadLa Trinidad20,1402611967
EstelíPueblo NuevoPueblo Nuevo20,620222N/A
EstelíSan Juan de LimaySan Juan de Limay13,455530.91891
EstelíSan NicolásSan Nicolás6,7681631892
GranadaDiriáDiriá6,37526N/A
GranadaDiriomoDiriomo22,35250.08N/A
GranadaGranadaGranada105,1715311524
GranadaNandaimeNandaime34,288372.011890
JinotegaEl CuáEl Cuá43,3056372002
JinotegaJinotegaJinotega99,3821,1191891
JinotegaLa ConcordiaLa Concordia6,4861221851
JinotegaSan José de BocaySan José de Bocay42,0293,9902002
JinotegaSan Rafael del NorteSan Rafael del Norte17,7896061848
JinotegaSan Sebastián de YalíSan Sebastián de Yalí26,9793111908
JinotegaSanta María de PantasmaSanta María de Pantasma37,8805631989
JinotegaWiwilí de JinotegaWiwilí de Jinotega57,4852,444.71989
LeónSan José de AchuapaSan José de Achuapa13,797416.241870
LeónEl JicaralEl Jicaral10,3264341834
LeónEl SauceEl Sauce27,900629.971858
LeónLa Paz CentroLa Paz Centro28,1186061610
LeónLarreynagaMalpaisillo27,8988821936
LeónLeónLeón174,051820.191524
LeónNagaroteNagarote32,303598.381548
LeónQuezalguaqueQuezalguaque8,591861865
LeónSanta Rosa del PeñónSanta Rosa del Peñón9,529227.61858
LeónTelicaTelica23,2664001858
MadrizLas SabanasLas Sabanas4,136691942
MadrizPalacagüinaPalacagüina12,825192N/A
MadrizSan José de CusmapaSan José de Cusmapa7,072130N/A
MadrizSan Juan del Río CocoSan Juan del Río Coco21,1141821964
MadrizSan LucasSan Lucas12,9751391913
MadrizSomotoSomoto33,7884661867
MadrizTelpanecaTelpaneca19,0253001626
MadrizTotogalpaTotogalpa11,9271371911
MadrizYalagüinaYalagüina9,597531725
ManaguaCiudad SandinoCiudad Sandino75,08351.112000
ManaguaEl CruceroEl Crucero13,656975.32000
ManaguaManaguaManagua937,4892891819
ManaguaMateareMateare28,775297.41898
ManaguaSan Francisco LibreSan Francisco Libre9,4167561961
ManaguaSan Rafael del SurSan Rafael del Sur42,417357.31956
ManaguaTicuantepeTicuantepe27,00860.791974
ManaguaTipitapaTipitapa101,685975.171755
ManaguaVilla El CarmenVilla El Carmen27,449562.011907
MasayaCatarinaCatarina7,52411.49N/A
MasayaLa ConcepciónLa Concepción31,950731889
MasayaMasatepeMasatepe31,58362N/A
MasayaMasayaMasaya139,5821411819
MasayaNandasmoNandasmo10,732131976
MasayaNindiríNindirí38,355142.911500
MasayaNiquinohomoNiquinohomo14,84731.691870
MasayaSan Juan de OrienteSan Juan de Oriente4,73413.81585
MasayaTismaTisma10,6811081883
MatagalpaCiudad DaríoCiudad Darío41,0144321920
MatagalpaEl Tuma-La DaliaLa Dalia56,6814621989
MatagalpaEsquipulasEsquipulas15,8772161944
MatagalpaMatagalpaMatagalpa133,416619.361538
MatagalpaMatiguásMatiguas41,1271,7101920
MatagalpaMuy MuyMuy Muy14,7213751751
MatagalpaRancho GrandeRancho Grande26,2236481989
MatagalpaRío BlancoRío Blanco30,7857001974
MatagalpaSan DionisioSan Dionisio16,2731521830
MatagalpaSan IsidroSan Isidro17,412282.711862
MatagalpaSan RamónSan Ramón30,6824241905
MatagalpaSébacoSébaco32,221289.811989
MatagalpaTerrabonaTerrabona12,740248.891715
Nueva SegoviaCiudad AntiguaCiudad Antigua4,8681541611
Nueva SegoviaDipiltoDipilto5,2071081942
Nueva SegoviaEl JícaroEl Jícaro25,9012781874
Nueva SegoviaWiwilí de Nueva SegoviaWiwilí de Nueva Segovia16,3443981970
Nueva SegoviaJalapaJalapa54,4916291891
Nueva SegoviaMacuelizoMacuelizo6,0762501815
Nueva SegoviaMozonteMozonte6,795242N/A
Nueva SegoviaMurraMurra14,8474791872
Nueva SegoviaOcotalOcotal34,58085.641780
Nueva SegoviaQuilalíQuilalí26,4613391920
Nueva SegoviaSan FernandoSan Fernando8,5492691897
Nueva SegoviaSanta MaríaSanta María4,4041681850
Río San JuanEl AlmendroEl Almendro13,3639931974
Río San JuanEl CastilloBoca de Sábalos19,8641,656N/A
Río San JuanMorritoMorrito6,5706771989
Río San JuanSan CarlosSan Carlos37,4611,4621949
Río San JuanSan Juan de NicaraguaSan Juan de Nicaragua1,3071,462N/A
Río San JuanSan MiguelitoSan Miguelito17,0319231850
RivasAltagraciaAltagracia19,955211.21N/A
RivasBelénBelén16,428246.261892
RivasBuenos AiresBuenos Aires5,42075.221717
RivasCárdenasCárdenas6,990226.63N/A
RivasMoyogalpaMoyogalpa9,72963N/A
RivasPotosíPotosí11,904146N/A
RivasRivasRivas41,080280.541835
RivasSan JorgeSan Jorge8,024221852
RivasSan Juan del SurSan Juan del Sur14,741411.051851
RivasTolaTola22,0124741750
References
  1. ^ a b c Inifom - Perfiles municipales
  2. ^ Law of Municipalities - Ley 40 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Censo 2005 - República de Nicaragua
Last edited on 11 April 2021, at 00:00
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