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Rivas, Nicaragua
For the town and archaeological site in Costa Rica, see Rivas District.
Rivas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈriβas]) is a city and municipality in southwestern Nicaragua on the Isthmus of the same name. The city proper is the capital of the Department of Rivas and administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name.
Rivas
Municipality and City

Street in Rivas, Nicaragua.
Rivas
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 11°26′21.51″N 85°49′37.19″W
Country
 Nicaragua
DepartmentRivas Department
Area
 • Municipality and City281 km2 (108 sq mi)
Population (2020 estimate)[1]
 • Municipality and City54,727
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Urban35,276
Time zoneUTC-6 (Nicaragua Standard Time)
ClimateAw
Climate
Rivas has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with a short dry season from January to April and a lengthy wet season from May to October. Temperatures remain steady throughout the year with the dry season being slightly cooler and range from 25.5 °C (77.9 °F) in January to 27.7 °C (81.9 °F) in May. The average annual precipitation is 1,345 millimetres (53 in).
Climate data for Rivas, Nicaragua
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)28.7
(83.7)
26.6
(79.9)
30.9
(87.6)
31.8
(89.2)
31.7
(89.1)
30.0
(86.0)
29.5
(85.1)
29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
29.5
(85.1)
29.1
(84.4)
28.7
(83.7)
29.7
(85.4)
Daily mean °C (°F)25.5
(77.9)
26.0
(78.8)
27.0
(80.6)
26.4
(79.5)
27.7
(81.9)
26.7
(80.1)
26.4
(79.5)
26.6
(79.9)
26.2
(79.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79.0)
25.6
(78.1)
26.4
(79.5)
Average low °C (°F)23.0
(73.4)
23.2
(73.8)
23.9
(75.0)
24.8
(76.6)
24.9
(76.8)
24.3
(75.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.1
(75.4)
23.6
(74.5)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.9
(75.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches)8
(0.3)
4
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
10
(0.4)
172
(6.8)
225
(8.9)
151
(5.9)
181
(7.1)
265
(10.4)
209
(8.2)
87
(3.4)
30
(1.2)
1,345
(52.9)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm)2101101614152217105113
Mean monthly sunshine hours229.4228.8244.9231.0195.3141.0148.8161.2147.0173.6186.0207.72,294.7
Source: Hong Kong Observatory [2]
Notable people
References
  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Nicaragua
  2. ^ "Climatological Information for Rivas, Nicaragua". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
See also
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Rivas.
Nicaragua Canal
Last edited on 8 May 2021, at 16:32
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