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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
2020-06-30
BoacoDepartment136,949150,636185,013
BoacoMunicipality45,18849,83962,448
CamoapaMunicipality32,29734,96239,754
San José de los RematesMunicipality7,6467,6508,484
San LorenzoMunicipality22,34623,66631,636
Santa LucíaMunicipality8,1738,2549,099
TeustepeMunicipality21,29926,26533,592
CarazoDepartment149,407166,073197,139
DiriambaMunicipality51,19157,54264,757
DoloresMunicipality5,4216,7618,691
El RosarioMunicipality3,9235,3178,036
JinotepeMunicipality37,47042,10954,435
La ConquistaMunicipality3,9223,7774,111
La Paz de CarazoMunicipality4,0544,6575,717
San MarcosMunicipality25,87129,01932,989
Santa TeresaMunicipality17,55516,89118,403
ChinandegaDepartment350,212378,970439,906
ChichigalpaMunicipality41,90344,76953,329
ChinandegaMunicipality117,037121,793136,788
Cinco Pinos (San Juan de Cinco Pinos)Municipality6,2206,7817,277
CorintoMunicipality17,17716,62418,500
El RealejoMunicipality8,1548,83810,028
El ViejoMunicipality69,05576,77590,459
PosoltegaMunicipality15,33116,77119,206
Puerto MorazánMunicipality11,41113,32816,896
San Francisco del NorteMunicipality5,9806,7587,355
San Pedro del NorteMunicipality4,0484,7195,303
Santo Tomás del NorteMunicipality6,7887,1248,349
SomotilloMunicipality24,76729,03034,493
VillanuevaMunicipality22,34125,66031,923
ChontalesDepartment144,635153,932190,863
AcoyapaMunicipality16,88216,94620,301
ComalapaMunicipality10,94011,78518,181
El CoralMunicipality...7,0398,291
JuigalpaMunicipality...51,83861,075
La LibertadMunicipality9,81411,42914,486
San Francisco de CuapaMunicipality...5,50710,354
San Pedro de LóvagoMunicipality7,1257,6509,530
Santo DomingoMunicipality12,54312,18214,343
Santo TomásMunicipality15,99716,40419,236
Villa SandinoMunicipality...13,15215,066
Costa Caribe Norte (Atlántico Norte)Autonomous Region192,716314,130530,586
BonanzaMunicipality11,81018,63329,837
MulukukúMunicipality32,92449,33973,591
PrinzapolkaMunicipality5,31216,10542,364
Puerto CabezasMunicipality39,77166,169127,181
RositaMunicipality14,59922,72336,884
SiunaMunicipality...64,092104,385
WaslalaMunicipality...29,83854,969
WaspánMunicipality35,08247,23161,375
Costa Caribe Sur (Atlántico Sur)Autonomous Region272,252306,510414,543
BluefieldsMunicipality37,25445,54757,641
Desembocadura de Río GrandeMunicipality3,1513,5854,029
El AyoteMunicipality...12,41719,053
El RamaMunicipality...52,48258,733
El TortugueroMunicipality9,40222,32453,673
Islas del Maíz (Corn Islands)Municipality5,3366,6267,747
Kukra HillMunicipality7,4558,78910,043
La Cruz de Río GrandeMunicipality13,64223,28443,916
Laguna de Perlas (Pearl Lagoon)Municipality6,25310,67619,782
Muelle de los BueyesMunicipality23,25222,08224,418
Nueva GuineaMunicipality...66,93679,175
Paiwas (Bocana de Paiwas)Municipality...31,76236,333
EstelíDepartment174,894201,548229,866
CondegaMunicipality25,15528,48131,086
EstelíMunicipality92,988112,084129,574
La TrinidadMunicipality18,51820,14022,521
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality19,53220,62024,012
San Juan de LimayMunicipality12,50113,45515,072
San NicolásMunicipality6,2006,7687,601
GranadaDepartment155,683168,186214,317
DiriáMunicipality6,0756,3757,221
DiriomoMunicipality20,10222,35233,585
GranadaMunicipality96,996105,171132,054
NandaimeMunicipality32,51034,28841,457
JinotegaDepartment257,933331,335475,630
El CuáMunicipality...43,30560,741
JinotegaMunicipality77,22299,382144,503
La ConcordiaMunicipality7,0496,4867,385
San José de BocayMunicipality...42,02970,142
San Rafael del NorteMunicipality14,06617,78923,025
San Sebastián de YalíMunicipality20,27726,97937,517
Santa María de PantasmaMunicipality29,73537,88055,620
Wiwilí de JinotegaMunicipality...57,48576,697
LeónDepartment336,894355,779421,050
Achuapa (San José de Achuapa)Municipality13,18613,79715,164
El JicaralMunicipality10,03610,32611,833
El SauceMunicipality25,97327,90031,576
La Paz CentroMunicipality27,50928,11832,436
LarreynagaMunicipality29,79827,89832,936
LeónMunicipality161,530174,051211,278
NagaroteMunicipality29,20032,30338,786
QuezalguaqueMunicipality7,7548,5919,898
Santa Rosa del PeñónMunicipality9,1299,52910,948
TelicaMunicipality22,77923,26626,195
MadrizDepartment107,567132,459174,744
Las SabanasMunicipality4,0634,1365,022
PalacagüinaMunicipality11,84312,82515,389
San José de CusmapaMunicipality5,7057,0728,311
San Juan de Río CocoMunicipality15,26121,11435,784
San LucasMunicipality10,46412,97516,342
SomotoMunicipality28,82133,78839,821
TelpanecaMunicipality15,11319,02524,325
TotogalpaMunicipality8,79611,92716,508
YalagüinaMunicipality7,5019,59713,242
ManaguaDepartment1,093,7601,262,9781,546,939
Ciudad SandinoMunicipality...75,083123,614
El CruceroMunicipality...13,65615,913
ManaguaMunicipality...937,4891,055,247
MateareMunicipality17,80428,77559,429
San Francisco LibreMunicipality8,7779,41611,267
San Rafael del SurMunicipality37,06242,41754,846
TicuantepeMunicipality19,97927,00838,031
TipitapaMunicipality82,808101,685151,066
Villa El CarmenMunicipality24,23027,44937,526
MasayaDepartment241,354289,988391,903
CatarinaMunicipality7,1087,5248,622
La ConcepciónMunicipality27,72831,95043,854
MasatepeMunicipality25,53831,58340,671
MasayaMunicipality117,523139,582186,423
NandasmoMunicipality7,87910,73216,031
NindiríMunicipality29,02638,35559,321
NiquinohomoMunicipality13,45814,84716,635
San Juan de OrienteMunicipality3,1014,7347,994
TismaMunicipality9,99310,68112,352
MatagalpaDepartment383,776469,172593,503
Ciudad DaríoMunicipality35,87141,01453,268
El Tuma - La DaliaMunicipality43,88756,68177,184
EsquipulasMunicipality14,74615,87718,019
MatagalpaMunicipality104,381133,416165,694
MatiguásMunicipality38,58441,12753,481
Muy MuyMunicipality13,06914,72117,057
Rancho GrandeMunicipality17,07726,22340,499
Río BlancoMunicipality26,20330,78536,650
San DionisioMunicipality16,00316,27318,559
San IsidroMunicipality15,35317,41219,995
San RamónMunicipality23,06130,68240,557
SébacoMunicipality24,93632,22137,707
TerrabonaMunicipality10,60512,74014,833
Nueva SegoviaDepartment148,492208,523271,581
Ciudad AntiguaMunicipality3,4214,8686,931
DipiltoMunicipality3,8795,2076,886
El JícaroMunicipality22,00025,90132,506
JalapaMunicipality41,75654,49171,998
MacuelizoMunicipality4,7686,0767,119
MozonteMunicipality5,1866,7958,962
MurraMunicipality11,01714,84719,190
OcotalMunicipality26,07634,58048,427
QuilalíMunicipality20,74126,46133,970
San FernandoMunicipality5,9508,54911,901
Santa MaríaMunicipality3,6984,4045,074
Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia (Güigüilí)Municipality...16,34418,617
Río San JuanDepartment70,14395,596135,446
El AlmendroMunicipality11,79513,36315,029
El CastilloMunicipality9,71719,86439,313
MorritoMunicipality6,0936,5707,572
San CarlosMunicipality28,73337,46151,771
San Juan de NicaraguaMunicipality2711,3072,549
San MiguelitoMunicipality13,53417,03119,212
RivasDepartment140,432156,283182,645
AltagraciaMunicipality17,61619,95523,099
BelénMunicipality15,96716,42818,587
Buenos AiresMunicipality4,8355,4205,823
CárdenasMunicipality4,6366,9907,607
MoyogalpaMunicipality8,7589,72910,548
PotosíMunicipality10,72011,90413,519
RivasMunicipality37,81741,08054,727
San JorgeMunicipality7,0648,0249,047
San Juan del SurMunicipality13,12514,74115,953
TolaMunicipality19,89422,01223,735
NicaraguaRepublic4,357,0995,142,0986,595,674

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


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2020)
Males3,254,564
Females3,341,110
Urbanization (E 2020)
Rural2,722,435
Urban3,873,239