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Nicaragua: Administrative Division

Contents: Departments and Municipalities

The population of the departments and municipalities (municipios) of Nicaragua according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1995-04-25
Population
Census
2005-05-28
Population
Estimate
2017-06-30
BoacoDepartment136,949150,636181,165
BoacoMunicipality45,18849,83960,974
CamoapaMunicipality32,29734,96239,402
San José de los RematesMunicipality7,6467,6508,408
San LorenzoMunicipality22,34623,66631,053
Santa LucíaMunicipality8,1738,2549,018
TeustepeMunicipality21,29926,26532,310
CarazoDepartment149,407166,073193,331
DiriambaMunicipality51,19157,54263,991
DoloresMunicipality5,4216,7618,360
El RosarioMunicipality3,9235,3177,500
JinotepeMunicipality37,47042,10953,081
La ConquistaMunicipality3,9223,7774,075
La Paz de CarazoMunicipality4,0544,6575,582
San MarcosMunicipality25,87129,01932,502
Santa TeresaMunicipality17,55516,89118,240
ChinandegaDepartment350,212378,970433,773
ChichigalpaMunicipality41,90344,76952,541
ChinandegaMunicipality117,037121,793135,578
Cinco Pinos (San Juan de Cinco Pinos)Municipality6,2206,7817,213
CorintoMunicipality17,17716,62418,336
El RealejoMunicipality8,1548,8389,940
El ViejoMunicipality69,05576,77588,939
PosoltegaMunicipality15,33116,77119,037
Puerto MorazánMunicipality11,41113,32816,364
San Francisco del NorteMunicipality5,9806,7587,290
San Pedro del NorteMunicipality4,0484,7195,214
Santo Tomás del NorteMunicipality6,7887,1248,275
SomotilloMunicipality24,76729,03033,660
VillanuevaMunicipality22,34125,66031,386
ChontalesDepartment144,635153,932187,873
AcoyapaMunicipality16,88216,94620,121
ComalapaMunicipality10,94011,78517,966
El CoralMunicipality...7,0398,151
JuigalpaMunicipality...51,83860,535
La LibertadMunicipality9,81411,42914,144
San Francisco de CuapaMunicipality...5,5079,380
San Pedro de LóvagoMunicipality7,1257,6509,361
Santo DomingoMunicipality12,54312,18214,217
Santo TomásMunicipality15,99716,40419,065
Villa SandinoMunicipality...13,15214,933
Costa Caribe Norte (Atlántico Norte)Autonomous Region192,716314,130500,114
BonanzaMunicipality11,81018,63327,820
MulukukúMunicipality...29,83849,738
PrinzapolkaMunicipality5,31216,10538,375
Puerto CabezasMunicipality39,77166,169116,817
RositaMunicipality14,59922,72334,390
SiunaMunicipality...64,092103,463
WaslalaMunicipality32,92449,33969,652
WaspánMunicipality35,08247,23159,859
Costa Caribe Sur (Atlántico Sur)Autonomous Region272,252306,510396,397
BluefieldsMunicipality37,25445,54756,618
Desembocadura de Río GrandeMunicipality3,1513,5853,970
El AyoteMunicipality...12,41717,688
El RamaMunicipality...52,48258,213
El TortugueroMunicipality9,40222,32447,183
Islas del Maíz (Corn Islands)Municipality5,3366,6267,580
Kukra HillMunicipality7,4558,7899,864
La Cruz de Río GrandeMunicipality13,64223,28438,975
Laguna de Perlas (Pearl Lagoon)Municipality6,25310,67617,619
Muelle de los BueyesMunicipality23,25222,08224,202
Nueva GuineaMunicipality...66,93678,473
Paiwas (Bocana de Paiwas)Municipality...31,76236,012
EstelíDepartment174,894201,548226,524
CondegaMunicipality25,15528,48130,811
EstelíMunicipality92,988112,084127,119
La TrinidadMunicipality18,51820,14022,322
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality19,53220,62023,799
San Juan de LimayMunicipality12,50113,45514,939
San NicolásMunicipality6,2006,7687,534
GranadaDepartment155,683168,186209,343
DiriáMunicipality6,0756,3757,157
DiriomoMunicipality20,10222,35232,404
GranadaMunicipality96,996105,171128,937
NandaimeMunicipality32,51034,28840,845
JinotegaDepartment257,933331,335452,973
El CuáMunicipality...43,30559,307
JinotegaMunicipality77,22299,382136,342
La ConcordiaMunicipality7,0496,4867,320
San José de BocayMunicipality...42,02963,922
San Rafael del NorteMunicipality14,06617,78922,147
San Sebastián de YalíMunicipality20,27726,97935,549
Santa María de PantasmaMunicipality29,73537,88053,499
Wiwilí de JinotegaMunicipality...57,48574,887
LeónDepartment336,894355,779415,010
Achuapa (San José de Achuapa)Municipality13,18613,79715,030
El JicaralMunicipality10,03610,32611,729
El SauceMunicipality25,97327,90031,296
La Paz CentroMunicipality27,50928,11832,148
LarreynagaMunicipality29,79827,89832,645
LeónMunicipality161,530174,051207,534
NagaroteMunicipality29,20032,30338,054
QuezalguaqueMunicipality7,7548,5919,759
Santa Rosa del PeñónMunicipality9,1299,52910,851
TelicaMunicipality22,77923,26625,964
MadrizDepartment107,567132,459168,329
Las SabanasMunicipality4,0634,1364,978
PalacagüinaMunicipality11,84312,82515,253
San José de CusmapaMunicipality5,7057,0728,114
San Juan de Río CocoMunicipality15,26121,11433,549
San LucasMunicipality10,46412,97515,788
SomotoMunicipality28,82133,78839,053
TelpanecaMunicipality15,11319,02523,397
TotogalpaMunicipality8,79611,92715,594
YalagüinaMunicipality7,5019,59712,603
ManaguaDepartment1,093,7601,262,9781,509,123
Ciudad SandinoMunicipality...75,083115,061
El CruceroMunicipality...13,65615,587
ManaguaMunicipality...937,4891,045,912
MateareMunicipality17,80428,77552,242
San Francisco LibreMunicipality8,7779,41611,101
San Rafael del SurMunicipality37,06242,41753,402
TicuantepeMunicipality19,97927,00836,581
TipitapaMunicipality82,808101,685143,142
Villa El CarmenMunicipality24,23027,44936,095
MasayaDepartment241,354289,988375,083
CatarinaMunicipality7,1087,5248,546
La ConcepciónMunicipality27,72831,95042,085
MasatepeMunicipality25,53831,58338,997
MasayaMunicipality117,523139,582178,835
NandasmoMunicipality7,87910,73214,917
NindiríMunicipality29,02638,35555,731
NiquinohomoMunicipality13,45814,84716,487
San Juan de OrienteMunicipality3,1014,7347,242
TismaMunicipality9,99310,68112,243
MatagalpaDepartment383,776469,172574,058
Ciudad DaríoMunicipality35,87141,01452,063
El Tuma - La DaliaMunicipality43,88756,68173,450
EsquipulasMunicipality14,74615,87717,860
MatagalpaMunicipality104,381133,416159,982
MatiguásMunicipality38,58441,12752,271
Muy MuyMunicipality13,06914,72116,805
Rancho GrandeMunicipality17,07726,22337,802
Río BlancoMunicipality26,20330,78535,821
San DionisioMunicipality16,00316,27318,395
San IsidroMunicipality15,35317,41219,700
San RamónMunicipality23,06130,68238,595
SébacoMunicipality24,93632,22136,817
TerrabonaMunicipality10,60512,74014,497
Nueva SegoviaDepartment148,492208,523260,631
Ciudad AntiguaMunicipality3,4214,8686,483
DipiltoMunicipality3,8795,2076,545
El JícaroMunicipality22,00025,90131,739
JalapaMunicipality41,75654,49169,100
MacuelizoMunicipality4,7686,0766,912
MozonteMunicipality5,1866,7958,548
MurraMunicipality11,01714,84718,396
OcotalMunicipality26,07634,58045,887
QuilalíMunicipality20,74126,46132,612
San FernandoMunicipality5,9508,54911,277
Santa MaríaMunicipality3,6984,4044,954
Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia (Güigüilí)Municipality...16,34418,178
Río San JuanDepartment70,14395,596130,416
El AlmendroMunicipality11,79513,36314,807
El CastilloMunicipality9,71719,86435,612
MorritoMunicipality6,0936,5707,505
San CarlosMunicipality28,73337,46151,312
San Juan de NicaraguaMunicipality2711,3072,309
San MiguelitoMunicipality13,53417,03118,871
RivasDepartment140,432156,283179,681
AltagraciaMunicipality17,61619,95522,729
BelénMunicipality15,96716,42818,422
Buenos AiresMunicipality4,8355,4205,771
CárdenasMunicipality4,6366,9907,539
MoyogalpaMunicipality8,7589,72910,455
PotosíMunicipality10,72011,90413,323
RivasMunicipality37,81741,08053,208
San JorgeMunicipality7,0648,0248,899
San Juan del SurMunicipality13,12514,74115,811
TolaMunicipality19,89422,01223,524
NicaraguaRepublic4,357,0995,142,0986,393,824

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos, Nicaragua (web).