Municipalities of Nicaragua The 15 departments
and 2 autonomous regions
of Nicaragua are divided into 153 municipalities.
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.
List of municipalities
"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.
- ^ a b c Inifom - Perfiles municipales
- ^ Law of Municipalities - Ley 40 (in Spanish)
- ^ Censo 2005 - República de Nicaragua
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