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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
Projection
2015-06-30
BoacoDepartment136,949150,636178,582
BoacoMunicipality45,18849,83959,985
CamoapaMunicipality32,29734,96239,153
San José de los RematesMunicipality7,6467,6508,356
San LorenzoMunicipality22,34623,66630,657
Santa LucíaMunicipality8,1738,2548,961
TeustepeMunicipality21,29926,26531,470
CarazoDepartment149,407166,073190,769
DiriambaMunicipality51,19157,54263,459
DoloresMunicipality5,4216,7618,142
El RosarioMunicipality3,9235,3177,161
JinotepeMunicipality37,47042,10952,175
La ConquistaMunicipality3,9223,7774,049
La Paz de CarazoMunicipality4,0544,6575,491
San MarcosMunicipality25,87129,01932,167
Santa TeresaMunicipality17,55516,89118,125
ChinandegaDepartment350,212378,970429,557
ChichigalpaMunicipality41,90344,76952,000
ChinandegaMunicipality117,037121,793134,720
Cinco Pinos (San Juan de Cinco Pinos)Municipality6,2206,7817,167
CorintoMunicipality17,17716,62418,220
El RealejoMunicipality8,1548,8389,877
El ViejoMunicipality69,05576,77587,902
PosoltegaMunicipality15,33116,77118,916
Puerto MorazánMunicipality11,41113,32816,013
San Francisco del NorteMunicipality5,9806,7587,244
San Pedro del NorteMunicipality4,0484,7195,153
Santo Tomás del NorteMunicipality6,7887,1248,223
SomotilloMunicipality24,76729,03033,102
VillanuevaMunicipality22,34125,66031,020
ChontalesDepartment144,635153,932185,866
AcoyapaMunicipality16,88216,94619,994
ComalapaMunicipality10,94011,78517,817
El CoralMunicipality...7,0398,055
JuigalpaMunicipality...51,83860,152
La LibertadMunicipality9,81411,42913,914
San Francisco de CuapaMunicipality...5,5078,777
San Pedro de LóvagoMunicipality7,1257,6509,246
Santo DomingoMunicipality12,54312,18214,127
Santo TomásMunicipality15,99716,40418,945
Villa SandinoMunicipality...13,15214,839
Costa Caribe Norte (Atlántico Norte)Autonomous Region192,716314,130480,874
BonanzaMunicipality11,81018,63326,540
MulukukúMunicipality...29,83867,116
PrinzapolkaMunicipality5,31216,10535,912
Puerto CabezasMunicipality39,77166,169110,335
RositaMunicipality14,59922,72332,808
SiunaMunicipality...64,092102,807
WaslalaMunicipality32,92449,33946,511
WaspánMunicipality35,08247,23158,845
Costa Caribe Sur (Atlántico Sur)Autonomous Region272,252306,510385,102
BluefieldsMunicipality37,25445,54755,921
Desembocadura de Río GrandeMunicipality3,1513,5853,929
El AyoteMunicipality...12,41716,825
El RamaMunicipality...52,48257,845
El TortugueroMunicipality9,40222,32443,279
Islas del Maíz (Corn Islands)Municipality5,3366,6267,467
Kukra HillMunicipality7,4558,7899,744
La Cruz de Río GrandeMunicipality13,64223,28435,977
Laguna de Perlas (Pearl Lagoon)Municipality6,25310,67616,304
Muelle de los BueyesMunicipality23,25222,08224,049
Nueva GuineaMunicipality...66,93677,978
Paiwas (Bocana de Paiwas)Municipality...31,76235,784
EstelíDepartment174,894201,548224,231
CondegaMunicipality25,15528,48130,616
EstelíMunicipality92,988112,084125,455
La TrinidadMunicipality18,51820,14022,181
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality19,53220,62023,649
San Juan de LimayMunicipality12,50113,45514,844
San NicolásMunicipality6,2006,7687,486
GranadaDepartment155,683168,186206,009
DiriáMunicipality6,0756,3757,112
DiriomoMunicipality20,10222,35231,627
GranadaMunicipality96,996105,171126,846
NandaimeMunicipality32,51034,28840,424
JinotegaDepartment257,933331,335438,413
El CuáMunicipality...43,30558,345
JinotegaMunicipality77,22299,382131,106
La ConcordiaMunicipality7,0496,4867,273
San José de BocayMunicipality...42,02960,059
San Rafael del NorteMunicipality14,06617,78921,571
San Sebastián de YalíMunicipality20,27726,97934,280
Santa María de PantasmaMunicipality29,73537,88052,107
Wiwilí de JinotegaMunicipality...57,48573,672
LeónDepartment336,894355,779410,860
Achuapa (San José de Achuapa)Municipality13,18613,79714,935
El JicaralMunicipality10,03610,32611,655
El SauceMunicipality25,97327,90031,099
La Paz CentroMunicipality27,50928,11831,945
LarreynagaMunicipality29,79827,89832,438
LeónMunicipality161,530174,051204,985
NagaroteMunicipality29,20032,30337,558
QuezalguaqueMunicipality7,7548,5919,663
Santa Rosa del PeñónMunicipality9,1299,52910,783
TelicaMunicipality22,77923,26625,799
MadrizDepartment107,567132,459164,146
Las SabanasMunicipality4,0634,1364,946
PalacagüinaMunicipality11,84312,82515,156
San José de CusmapaMunicipality5,7057,0727,983
San Juan de Río CocoMunicipality15,26121,11432,124
San LucasMunicipality10,46412,97515,423
SomotoMunicipality28,82133,78838,531
TelpanecaMunicipality15,11319,02522,789
TotogalpaMunicipality8,79611,92715,006
YalagüinaMunicipality7,5019,59712,188
ManaguaDepartment1,093,7601,262,9781,484,462
Ciudad SandinoMunicipality...75,083109,644
El CruceroMunicipality...13,65615,367
ManaguaMunicipality...937,4891,039,290
MateareMunicipality17,80428,77547,921
San Francisco LibreMunicipality8,7779,41610,986
San Rafael del SurMunicipality37,06242,41752,437
TicuantepeMunicipality19,97927,00835,629
TipitapaMunicipality82,808101,685138,032
Villa El CarmenMunicipality24,23027,44935,156
MasayaDepartment241,354289,988364,168
CatarinaMunicipality7,1087,5248,492
La ConcepciónMunicipality27,72831,95040,927
MasatepeMunicipality25,53831,58337,903
MasayaMunicipality117,523139,582173,874
NandasmoMunicipality7,87910,73214,211
NindiríMunicipality29,02638,35553,435
NiquinohomoMunicipality13,45814,84716,383
San Juan de OrienteMunicipality3,1014,7346,777
TismaMunicipality9,99310,68112,166
MatagalpaDepartment383,776469,172561,282
Ciudad DaríoMunicipality35,87141,01451,253
El Tuma - La DaliaMunicipality43,88756,68171,031
EsquipulasMunicipality14,74615,87717,747
MatagalpaMunicipality104,381133,416156,218
MatiguásMunicipality38,58441,12751,457
Muy MuyMunicipality13,06914,72116,632
Rancho GrandeMunicipality17,07726,22336,091
Río BlancoMunicipality26,20330,78535,263
San DionisioMunicipality16,00316,27318,278
San IsidroMunicipality15,35317,41219,497
San RamónMunicipality23,06130,68237,324
SébacoMunicipality24,93632,22136,220
TerrabonaMunicipality10,60512,74014,271
Nueva SegoviaDepartment148,492208,523253,489
Ciudad AntiguaMunicipality3,4214,8686,198
DipiltoMunicipality3,8795,2076,326
El JícaroMunicipality22,00025,90131,224
JalapaMunicipality41,75654,49167,205
MacuelizoMunicipality4,7686,0766,775
MozonteMunicipality5,1866,7958,279
MurraMunicipality11,01714,84717,878
OcotalMunicipality26,07634,58044,249
QuilalíMunicipality20,74126,46131,724
San FernandoMunicipality5,9508,54910,874
Santa MaríaMunicipality3,6984,4044,874
Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia (Güigüilí)Municipality...16,34417,883
Río San JuanDepartment70,14395,596127,225
El AlmendroMunicipality11,79513,36314,655
El CastilloMunicipality9,71719,86433,326
MorritoMunicipality6,0936,5707,456
San CarlosMunicipality28,73337,46150,988
San Juan de NicaraguaMunicipality2711,3072,161
San MiguelitoMunicipality13,53417,03118,639
RivasDepartment140,432156,283177,668
AltagraciaMunicipality17,61619,95522,476
BelénMunicipality15,96716,42818,306
Buenos AiresMunicipality4,8355,4205,735
CárdenasMunicipality4,6366,9907,492
MoyogalpaMunicipality8,7589,72910,389
PotosíMunicipality10,72011,90413,189
RivasMunicipality37,81741,08052,196
San JorgeMunicipality7,0648,0248,798
San Juan del SurMunicipality13,12514,74115,711
TolaMunicipality19,89422,01223,376
NicaraguaRepublic4,357,0995,142,0986,262,703

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