North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
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The North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region is one of two autonomous regions in Nicaragua. It was created by the Autonomy Statute of 7 September 1987. It covers an area of 33,106km2 and has a population of 520,204 (2019 estimate). It is the largest autonomous region or department in Nicaragua. It contains part of the region known as the Mosquito Coast.
North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 14°01′41″N 83°22′51″W
Largest cityBilwi
Capital CityBilwi
SeatRegional Council
 • TypeAutonomous
 • BodyRegional Council
 • Regional Coordinator (Governor)TBDL leader (FSLN)
Population (2019 estimate)[1]
 • Total520,204
ISO 3166 codeNI-AN
Official languagesEnglish
Creole (Miskito Coast Creole
Sumo (Mayangna and Ulwa)
Regional Council45 councilors
National Assembly1 (of 92)
The North Autonomous Caribbean Coast has a Regional Council of representatives of different political parties (such as the Sandinistas (FSLN) and YATAMA (ethnic indigenous party)) as well as all the municipalities. They hold sessions in an Assembly in Bilwi.
The North Autonomous Caribbean Coast, in addition to Mestizos, contains populations from different indigenous groups, including the Miskitos, Mayangnas, and others. Regional official languages are English, Creole(Miskito Coast Creole and Rama Cay Creole), Miskito, Sumo (Mayangna and Ulwa), Garifuna and Rama, in addition to the national official language of Spanish.
The RACCN contains eight municipalities:
  1. Bonanza
  2. Prinzapolka
  3. Puerto Cabezas
  4. Rosita
  5. Siuna
  6. Waslala
  7. Waspam
  8. Mulukuku
See also
Nicaragua portal
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments in Nicaragua
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