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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.

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
1995-04-25
Population
Census
2005-05-28
Population
Estimate
2018-06-30
BoacoDepartment136,949150,636182,454
BoacoMunicipality45,18849,83961,467
CamoapaMunicipality32,29734,96239,523
San José de los RematesMunicipality7,6467,6508,434
San LorenzoMunicipality22,34623,66631,249
Santa LucíaMunicipality8,1738,2549,046
TeustepeMunicipality21,29926,26532,735
CarazoDepartment149,407166,073194,606
DiriambaMunicipality51,19157,54264,251
DoloresMunicipality5,4216,7618,470
El RosarioMunicipality3,9235,3177,676
JinotepeMunicipality37,47042,10953,533
La ConquistaMunicipality3,9223,7774,087
La Paz de CarazoMunicipality4,0544,6575,627
San MarcosMunicipality25,87129,01932,666
Santa TeresaMunicipality17,55516,89118,296
ChinandegaDepartment350,212378,970435,843
ChichigalpaMunicipality41,90344,76952,807
ChinandegaMunicipality117,037121,793135,992
Cinco Pinos (San Juan de Cinco Pinos)Municipality6,2206,7817,235
CorintoMunicipality17,17716,62418,392
El RealejoMunicipality8,1548,8389,970
El ViejoMunicipality69,05576,77589,450
PosoltegaMunicipality15,33116,77119,095
Puerto MorazánMunicipality11,41113,32816,542
San Francisco del NorteMunicipality5,9806,7587,312
San Pedro del NorteMunicipality4,0484,7195,244
Santo Tomás del NorteMunicipality6,7887,1248,300
SomotilloMunicipality24,76729,03033,938
VillanuevaMunicipality22,34125,66031,566
ChontalesDepartment144,635153,932188,873
AcoyapaMunicipality16,88216,94620,183
ComalapaMunicipality10,94011,78518,039
El CoralMunicipality...7,0398,198
JuigalpaMunicipality...51,83860,720
La LibertadMunicipality9,81411,42914,258
San Francisco de CuapaMunicipality...5,5079,694
San Pedro de LóvagoMunicipality7,1257,6509,418
Santo DomingoMunicipality12,54312,18214,260
Santo TomásMunicipality15,99716,40419,124
Villa SandinoMunicipality...13,15214,979
Costa Caribe Norte (Atlántico Norte)Autonomous Region192,716314,130510,053
BonanzaMunicipality11,81018,63328,479
MulukukúMunicipality...29,83851,429
PrinzapolkaMunicipality5,31216,10539,665
Puerto CabezasMunicipality39,77166,169120,184
RositaMunicipality14,59922,72335,205
SiunaMunicipality...64,092103,778
WaslalaMunicipality32,92449,33970,948
WaspánMunicipality35,08247,23160,365
Costa Caribe Sur (Atlántico Sur)Autonomous Region272,252306,510402,281
BluefieldsMunicipality37,25445,54756,962
Desembocadura de Río GrandeMunicipality3,1513,5853,990
El AyoteMunicipality...12,41718,133
El RamaMunicipality...52,48258,391
El TortugueroMunicipality9,40222,32449,258
Islas del Maíz (Corn Islands)Municipality5,3366,6267,636
Kukra HillMunicipality7,4558,7899,925
La Cruz de Río GrandeMunicipality13,64223,28440,560
Laguna de Perlas (Pearl Lagoon)Municipality6,25310,67618,314
Muelle de los BueyesMunicipality23,25222,08224,276
Nueva GuineaMunicipality...66,93678,714
Paiwas (Bocana de Paiwas)Municipality...31,76236,122
EstelíDepartment174,894201,548227,652
CondegaMunicipality25,15528,48130,905
EstelíMunicipality92,988112,084127,943
La TrinidadMunicipality18,51820,14022,390
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality19,53220,62023,872
San Juan de LimayMunicipality12,50113,45514,984
San NicolásMunicipality6,2006,7687,558
GranadaDepartment155,683168,186211,006
DiriáMunicipality6,0756,3757,179
DiriomoMunicipality20,10222,35232,796
GranadaMunicipality96,996105,171129,979
NandaimeMunicipality32,51034,28841,052
JinotegaDepartment257,933331,335460,415
El CuáMunicipality...43,30559,786
JinotegaMunicipality77,22299,382139,023
La ConcordiaMunicipality7,0496,4867,342
San José de BocayMunicipality...42,02965,937
San Rafael del NorteMunicipality14,06617,78922,438
San Sebastián de YalíMunicipality20,27726,97936,197
Santa María de PantasmaMunicipality29,73537,88054,201
Wiwilí de JinotegaMunicipality...57,48575,491
LeónDepartment336,894355,779417,049
Achuapa (San José de Achuapa)Municipality13,18613,79715,075
El JicaralMunicipality10,03610,32611,765
El SauceMunicipality25,97327,90031,392
La Paz CentroMunicipality27,50928,11832,247
LarreynagaMunicipality29,79827,89832,744
LeónMunicipality161,530174,051208,792
NagaroteMunicipality29,20032,30338,300
QuezalguaqueMunicipality7,7548,5919,806
Santa Rosa del PeñónMunicipality9,1299,52910,885
TelicaMunicipality22,77923,26626,043
MadrizDepartment107,567132,459170,447
Las SabanasMunicipality4,0634,1364,993
PalacagüinaMunicipality11,84312,82515,299
San José de CusmapaMunicipality5,7057,0728,180
San Juan de Río CocoMunicipality15,26121,11434,281
San LucasMunicipality10,46412,97515,972
SomotoMunicipality28,82133,78839,311
TelpanecaMunicipality15,11319,02523,704
TotogalpaMunicipality8,79611,92715,894
YalagüinaMunicipality7,5019,59712,813
ManaguaDepartment1,093,7601,262,9781,521,612
Ciudad SandinoMunicipality...75,083117,855
El CruceroMunicipality...13,65615,696
ManaguaMunicipality...937,4891,049,105
MateareMunicipality17,80428,77554,540
San Francisco LibreMunicipality8,7779,41611,156
San Rafael del SurMunicipality37,06242,41753,883
TicuantepeMunicipality19,97927,00837,061
TipitapaMunicipality82,808101,685145,748
Villa El CarmenMunicipality24,23027,44936,568
MasayaDepartment241,354289,988380,629
CatarinaMunicipality7,1087,5248,572
La ConcepciónMunicipality27,72831,95042,669
MasatepeMunicipality25,53831,58339,551
MasayaMunicipality117,523139,582181,345
NandasmoMunicipality7,87910,73215,281
NindiríMunicipality29,02638,35556,907
NiquinohomoMunicipality13,45814,84716,538
San Juan de OrienteMunicipality3,1014,7347,485
TismaMunicipality9,99310,68112,281
MatagalpaDepartment383,776469,172580,504
Ciudad DaríoMunicipality35,87141,01452,466
El Tuma - La DaliaMunicipality43,88756,68174,681
EsquipulasMunicipality14,74615,87717,915
MatagalpaMunicipality104,381133,416161,877
MatiguásMunicipality38,58441,12752,675
Muy MuyMunicipality13,06914,72116,891
Rancho GrandeMunicipality17,07726,22338,684
Río BlancoMunicipality26,20330,78536,098
San DionisioMunicipality16,00316,27318,451
San IsidroMunicipality15,35317,41219,800
San RamónMunicipality23,06130,68239,242
SébacoMunicipality24,93632,22137,114
TerrabonaMunicipality10,60512,74014,610
Nueva SegoviaDepartment148,492208,523264,251
Ciudad AntiguaMunicipality3,4214,8686,630
DipiltoMunicipality3,8795,2076,658
El JícaroMunicipality22,00025,90131,995
JalapaMunicipality41,75654,49170,059
MacuelizoMunicipality4,7686,0766,981
MozonteMunicipality5,1866,7958,685
MurraMunicipality11,01714,84718,659
OcotalMunicipality26,07634,58046,723
QuilalíMunicipality20,74126,46133,061
San FernandoMunicipality5,9508,54911,482
Santa MaríaMunicipality3,6984,4044,994
Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia (Güigüilí)Municipality...16,34418,324
Río San JuanDepartment70,14395,596132,059
El AlmendroMunicipality11,79513,36314,882
El CastilloMunicipality9,71719,86436,808
MorritoMunicipality6,0936,5707,528
San CarlosMunicipality28,73337,46151,469
San Juan de NicaraguaMunicipality2711,3072,387
San MiguelitoMunicipality13,53417,03118,985
RivasDepartment140,432156,283180,677
AltagraciaMunicipality17,61619,95522,853
BelénMunicipality15,96716,42818,478
Buenos AiresMunicipality4,8355,4205,789
CárdenasMunicipality4,6366,9907,562
MoyogalpaMunicipality8,7589,72910,487
PotosíMunicipality10,72011,90413,389
RivasMunicipality37,81741,08053,714
San JorgeMunicipality7,0648,0248,948
San Juan del SurMunicipality13,12514,74115,860
TolaMunicipality19,89422,01223,597
NicaraguaRepublic4,357,0995,142,0986,460,411

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