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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
2019-06-30
BoacoDepartment136,949150,636183,736
BoacoMunicipality45,18849,83961,958
CamoapaMunicipality32,29734,96239,640
San José de los RematesMunicipality7,6467,6508,460
San LorenzoMunicipality22,34623,66631,443
Santa LucíaMunicipality8,1738,2549,073
TeustepeMunicipality21,29926,26533,162
CarazoDepartment149,407166,073195,873
DiriambaMunicipality51,19157,54264,506
DoloresMunicipality5,4216,7618,580
El RosarioMunicipality3,9235,3177,854
JinotepeMunicipality37,47042,10953,984
La ConquistaMunicipality3,9223,7774,099
La Paz de CarazoMunicipality4,0544,6575,672
San MarcosMunicipality25,87129,01932,828
Santa TeresaMunicipality17,55516,89118,350
ChinandegaDepartment350,212378,970437,888
ChichigalpaMunicipality41,90344,76953,069
ChinandegaMunicipality117,037121,793136,396
Cinco Pinos (San Juan de Cinco Pinos)Municipality6,2206,7817,256
CorintoMunicipality17,17716,62418,447
El RealejoMunicipality8,1548,83810,000
El ViejoMunicipality69,05576,77589,957
PosoltegaMunicipality15,33116,77119,151
Puerto MorazánMunicipality11,41113,32816,718
San Francisco del NorteMunicipality5,9806,7587,334
San Pedro del NorteMunicipality4,0484,7195,274
Santo Tomás del NorteMunicipality6,7887,1248,325
SomotilloMunicipality24,76729,03034,216
VillanuevaMunicipality22,34125,66031,745
ChontalesDepartment144,635153,932189,871
AcoyapaMunicipality16,88216,94620,242
ComalapaMunicipality10,94011,78518,110
El CoralMunicipality...7,0398,245
JuigalpaMunicipality...51,83860,900
La LibertadMunicipality9,81411,42914,372
San Francisco de CuapaMunicipality...5,50710,019
San Pedro de LóvagoMunicipality7,1257,6509,475
Santo DomingoMunicipality12,54312,18214,303
Santo TomásMunicipality15,99716,40419,181
Villa SandinoMunicipality...13,15215,024
Costa Caribe Norte (Atlántico Norte)Autonomous Region192,716314,130520,204
BonanzaMunicipality11,81018,63329,151
MulukukúMunicipality32,92449,33972,260
PrinzapolkaMunicipality5,31216,10540,995
Puerto CabezasMunicipality39,77166,169123,638
RositaMunicipality14,59922,72336,036
SiunaMunicipality...64,092104,085
WaslalaMunicipality...29,83853,169
WaspánMunicipality35,08247,23160,870
Costa Caribe Sur (Atlántico Sur)Autonomous Region272,252306,510408,326
BluefieldsMunicipality37,25445,54757,303
Desembocadura de Río GrandeMunicipality3,1513,5854,010
El AyoteMunicipality...12,41718,588
El RamaMunicipality...52,48258,564
El TortugueroMunicipality9,40222,32451,420
Islas del Maíz (Corn Islands)Municipality5,3366,6267,692
Kukra HillMunicipality7,4558,7899,984
La Cruz de Río GrandeMunicipality13,64223,28442,206
Laguna de Perlas (Pearl Lagoon)Municipality6,25310,67619,035
Muelle de los BueyesMunicipality23,25222,08224,348
Nueva GuineaMunicipality...66,93678,947
Paiwas (Bocana de Paiwas)Municipality...31,76236,229
EstelíDepartment174,894201,548228,766
CondegaMunicipality25,15528,48130,997
EstelíMunicipality92,988112,084128,761
La TrinidadMunicipality18,51820,14022,457
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality19,53220,62023,943
San Juan de LimayMunicipality12,50113,45515,029
San NicolásMunicipality6,2006,7687,579
GranadaDepartment155,683168,186212,663
DiriáMunicipality6,0756,3757,200
DiriomoMunicipality20,10222,35233,189
GranadaMunicipality96,996105,171131,018
NandaimeMunicipality32,51034,28841,256
JinotegaDepartment257,933331,335467,969
El CuáMunicipality...43,30560,265
JinotegaMunicipality77,22299,382141,743
La ConcordiaMunicipality7,0496,4867,364
San José de BocayMunicipality...42,02968,010
San Rafael del NorteMunicipality14,06617,78922,730
San Sebastián de YalíMunicipality20,27726,97936,853
Santa María de PantasmaMunicipality29,73537,88054,909
Wiwilí de JinotegaMunicipality...57,48576,095
LeónDepartment336,894355,779419,065
Achuapa (San José de Achuapa)Municipality13,18613,79715,120
El JicaralMunicipality10,03610,32611,799
El SauceMunicipality25,97327,90031,486
La Paz CentroMunicipality27,50928,11832,342
LarreynagaMunicipality29,79827,89832,841
LeónMunicipality161,530174,051210,041
NagaroteMunicipality29,20032,30338,543
QuezalguaqueMunicipality7,7548,5919,856
Santa Rosa del PeñónMunicipality9,1299,52910,917
TelicaMunicipality22,77923,26626,120
MadrizDepartment107,567132,459172,587
Las SabanasMunicipality4,0634,1365,007
PalacagüinaMunicipality11,84312,82515,344
San José de CusmapaMunicipality5,7057,0728,246
San Juan de Río CocoMunicipality15,26121,11435,026
San LucasMunicipality10,46412,97516,157
SomotoMunicipality28,82133,78839,567
TelpanecaMunicipality15,11319,02524,014
TotogalpaMunicipality8,79611,92716,199
YalagüinaMunicipality7,5019,59713,027
ManaguaDepartment1,093,7601,262,9781,534,218
Ciudad SandinoMunicipality...75,083120,705
El CruceroMunicipality...13,65615,804
ManaguaMunicipality...937,4891,052,217
MateareMunicipality17,80428,77556,934
San Francisco LibreMunicipality8,7779,41611,212
San Rafael del SurMunicipality37,06242,41754,366
TicuantepeMunicipality19,97927,00837,544
TipitapaMunicipality82,808101,685148,390
Villa El CarmenMunicipality24,23027,44937,046
MasayaDepartment241,354289,988386,237
CatarinaMunicipality7,1087,5248,597
La ConcepciónMunicipality27,72831,95043,260
MasatepeMunicipality25,53831,58340,108
MasayaMunicipality117,523139,582183,874
NandasmoMunicipality7,87910,73215,653
NindiríMunicipality29,02638,35558,105
NiquinohomoMunicipality13,45814,84716,588
San Juan de OrienteMunicipality3,1014,7347,735
TismaMunicipality9,99310,68112,317
MatagalpaDepartment383,776469,172586,986
Ciudad DaríoMunicipality35,87141,01452,868
El Tuma - La DaliaMunicipality43,88756,68175,925
EsquipulasMunicipality14,74615,87717,968
MatagalpaMunicipality104,381133,416163,782
MatiguásMunicipality38,58441,12753,079
Muy MuyMunicipality13,06914,72116,974
Rancho GrandeMunicipality17,07726,22339,583
Río BlancoMunicipality26,20330,78536,374
San DionisioMunicipality16,00316,27318,506
San IsidroMunicipality15,35317,41219,898
San RamónMunicipality23,06130,68239,896
SébacoMunicipality24,93632,22137,412
TerrabonaMunicipality10,60512,74014,721
Nueva SegoviaDepartment148,492208,523267,900
Ciudad AntiguaMunicipality3,4214,8686,779
DipiltoMunicipality3,8795,2076,771
El JícaroMunicipality22,00025,90132,251
JalapaMunicipality41,75654,49171,025
MacuelizoMunicipality4,7686,0767,049
MozonteMunicipality5,1866,7958,823
MurraMunicipality11,01714,84718,923
OcotalMunicipality26,07634,58047,569
QuilalíMunicipality20,74126,46133,513
San FernandoMunicipality5,9508,54911,690
Santa MaríaMunicipality3,6984,4045,035
Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia (Güigüilí)Municipality...16,34418,472
Río San JuanDepartment70,14395,596133,737
El AlmendroMunicipality11,79513,36314,956
El CastilloMunicipality9,71719,86438,042
MorritoMunicipality6,0936,5707,550
San CarlosMunicipality28,73337,46151,624
San Juan de NicaraguaMunicipality2711,3072,466
San MiguelitoMunicipality13,53417,03119,099
RivasDepartment140,432156,283181,665
AltagraciaMunicipality17,61619,95522,977
BelénMunicipality15,96716,42818,533
Buenos AiresMunicipality4,8355,4205,806
CárdenasMunicipality4,6366,9907,585
MoyogalpaMunicipality8,7589,72910,518
PotosíMunicipality10,72011,90413,454
RivasMunicipality37,81741,08054,221
San JorgeMunicipality7,0648,0248,998
San Juan del SurMunicipality13,12514,74115,907
TolaMunicipality19,89422,01223,666
NicaraguaRepublic4,357,0995,142,0986,527,691

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


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2019)
Males3,220,940
Females3,306,751
Urbanization (E 2019)
Rural2,709,928
Urban3,817,763