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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
2016-06-30
BoacoDepartment136,949150,636179,876
BoacoMunicipality45,18849,83960,480
CamoapaMunicipality32,29734,96239,279
San José de los RematesMunicipality7,6467,6508,382
San LorenzoMunicipality22,34623,66630,856
Santa LucíaMunicipality8,1738,2548,990
TeustepeMunicipality21,29926,26531,889
CarazoDepartment149,407166,073192,054
DiriambaMunicipality51,19157,54263,728
DoloresMunicipality5,4216,7618,251
El RosarioMunicipality3,9235,3177,329
JinotepeMunicipality37,47042,10952,628
La ConquistaMunicipality3,9223,7774,062
La Paz de CarazoMunicipality4,0544,6575,537
San MarcosMunicipality25,87129,01932,336
Santa TeresaMunicipality17,55516,89118,183
ChinandegaDepartment350,212378,970431,675
ChichigalpaMunicipality41,90344,76952,271
ChinandegaMunicipality117,037121,793135,154
Cinco Pinos (San Juan de Cinco Pinos)Municipality6,2206,7817,191
CorintoMunicipality17,17716,62418,278
El RealejoMunicipality8,1548,8389,908
El ViejoMunicipality69,05576,77588,423
PosoltegaMunicipality15,33116,77118,977
Puerto MorazánMunicipality11,41113,32816,188
San Francisco del NorteMunicipality5,9806,7587,268
San Pedro del NorteMunicipality4,0484,7195,183
Santo Tomás del NorteMunicipality6,7887,1248,249
SomotilloMunicipality24,76729,03033,381
VillanuevaMunicipality22,34125,66031,204
ChontalesDepartment144,635153,932186,873
AcoyapaMunicipality16,88216,94620,059
ComalapaMunicipality10,94011,78517,892
El CoralMunicipality...7,0398,103
JuigalpaMunicipality...51,83860,346
La LibertadMunicipality9,81411,42914,029
San Francisco de CuapaMunicipality...5,5079,074
San Pedro de LóvagoMunicipality7,1257,6509,304
Santo DomingoMunicipality12,54312,18214,172
Santo TomásMunicipality15,99716,40419,007
Villa SandinoMunicipality...13,15214,887
Costa Caribe Norte (Atlántico Norte)Autonomous Region192,716314,130490,390
BonanzaMunicipality11,81018,63327,174
MulukukúMunicipality...29,83848,099
PrinzapolkaMunicipality5,31216,10537,125
Puerto CabezasMunicipality39,77166,169113,534
RositaMunicipality14,59922,72333,592
SiunaMunicipality...64,092103,139
WaslalaMunicipality32,92449,33968,375
WaspánMunicipality35,08247,23159,352
Costa Caribe Sur (Atlántico Sur)Autonomous Region272,252306,510390,670
BluefieldsMunicipality37,25445,54756,272
Desembocadura de Río GrandeMunicipality3,1513,5853,949
El AyoteMunicipality...12,41717,251
El RamaMunicipality...52,48258,030
El TortugueroMunicipality9,40222,32445,190
Islas del Maíz (Corn Islands)Municipality5,3366,6267,523
Kukra HillMunicipality7,4558,7899,805
La Cruz de Río GrandeMunicipality13,64223,28437,447
Laguna de Perlas (Pearl Lagoon)Municipality6,25310,67616,949
Muelle de los BueyesMunicipality23,25222,08224,126
Nueva GuineaMunicipality...66,93678,228
Paiwas (Bocana de Paiwas)Municipality...31,76235,900
EstelíDepartment174,894201,548225,385
CondegaMunicipality25,15528,48130,714
EstelíMunicipality92,988112,084126,290
La TrinidadMunicipality18,51820,14022,253
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality19,53220,62023,725
San Juan de LimayMunicipality12,50113,45514,892
San NicolásMunicipality6,2006,7687,511
GranadaDepartment155,683168,186207,678
DiriáMunicipality6,0756,3757,135
DiriomoMunicipality20,10222,35232,015
GranadaMunicipality96,996105,171127,892
NandaimeMunicipality32,51034,28840,636
JinotegaDepartment257,933331,335445,641
El CuáMunicipality...43,30558,827
JinotegaMunicipality77,22299,382133,705
La ConcordiaMunicipality7,0496,4867,297
San José de BocayMunicipality...42,02961,963
San Rafael del NorteMunicipality14,06617,78921,858
San Sebastián de YalíMunicipality20,27726,97934,910
Santa María de PantasmaMunicipality29,73537,88052,801
Wiwilí de JinotegaMunicipality...57,48574,280
LeónDepartment336,894355,779412,946
Achuapa (San José de Achuapa)Municipality13,18613,79714,983
El JicaralMunicipality10,03610,32611,692
El SauceMunicipality25,97327,90031,199
La Paz CentroMunicipality27,50928,11832,049
LarreynagaMunicipality29,79827,89832,542
LeónMunicipality161,530174,051206,264
NagaroteMunicipality29,20032,30337,807
QuezalguaqueMunicipality7,7548,5919,711
Santa Rosa del PeñónMunicipality9,1299,52910,817
TelicaMunicipality22,77923,26625,882
MadrizDepartment107,567132,459166,226
Las SabanasMunicipality4,0634,1364,961
PalacagüinaMunicipality11,84312,82515,205
San José de CusmapaMunicipality5,7057,0728,049
San Juan de Río CocoMunicipality15,26121,11432,830
San LucasMunicipality10,46412,97515,604
SomotoMunicipality28,82133,78838,793
TelpanecaMunicipality15,11319,02523,092
TotogalpaMunicipality8,79611,92715,298
YalagüinaMunicipality7,5019,59712,394
ManaguaDepartment1,093,7601,262,9781,496,738
Ciudad SandinoMunicipality...75,083112,324
El CruceroMunicipality...13,65615,477
ManaguaMunicipality...937,4891,042,641
MateareMunicipality17,80428,77550,037
San Francisco LibreMunicipality8,7779,41611,044
San Rafael del SurMunicipality37,06242,41752,919
TicuantepeMunicipality19,97927,00836,103
TipitapaMunicipality82,808101,685140,569
Villa El CarmenMunicipality24,23027,44935,624
MasayaDepartment241,354289,988369,595
CatarinaMunicipality7,1087,5248,519
La ConcepciónMunicipality27,72831,95041,503
MasatepeMunicipality25,53831,58338,448
MasayaMunicipality117,523139,582176,344
NandasmoMunicipality7,87910,73214,561
NindiríMunicipality29,02638,35554,573
NiquinohomoMunicipality13,45814,84716,436
San Juan de OrienteMunicipality3,1014,7347,006
TismaMunicipality9,99310,68112,205
MatagalpaDepartment383,776469,172567,653
Ciudad DaríoMunicipality35,87141,01451,658
El Tuma - La DaliaMunicipality43,88756,68172,234
EsquipulasMunicipality14,74615,87717,805
MatagalpaMunicipality104,381133,416158,095
MatiguásMunicipality38,58441,12751,865
Muy MuyMunicipality13,06914,72116,719
Rancho GrandeMunicipality17,07726,22336,939
Río BlancoMunicipality26,20330,78535,542
San DionisioMunicipality16,00316,27318,338
San IsidroMunicipality15,35317,41219,599
San RamónMunicipality23,06130,68237,956
SébacoMunicipality24,93632,22136,519
TerrabonaMunicipality10,60512,74014,384
Nueva SegoviaDepartment148,492208,523257,044
Ciudad AntiguaMunicipality3,4214,8686,339
DipiltoMunicipality3,8795,2076,435
El JícaroMunicipality22,00025,90131,481
JalapaMunicipality41,75654,49168,148
MacuelizoMunicipality4,7686,0766,844
MozonteMunicipality5,1866,7958,413
MurraMunicipality11,01714,84718,137
OcotalMunicipality26,07634,58045,062
QuilalíMunicipality20,74126,46132,167
San FernandoMunicipality5,9508,54911,074
Santa MaríaMunicipality3,6984,4044,914
Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia (Güigüilí)Municipality...16,34418,030
Río San JuanDepartment70,14395,596128,805
El AlmendroMunicipality11,79513,36314,731
El CastilloMunicipality9,71719,86434,451
MorritoMunicipality6,0936,5707,481
San CarlosMunicipality28,73337,46151,152
San Juan de NicaraguaMunicipality2711,3072,234
San MiguelitoMunicipality13,53417,03118,756
RivasDepartment140,432156,283178,678
AltagraciaMunicipality17,61619,95522,603
BelénMunicipality15,96716,42818,364
Buenos AiresMunicipality4,8355,4205,754
CárdenasMunicipality4,6366,9907,515
MoyogalpaMunicipality8,7589,72910,422
PotosíMunicipality10,72011,90413,256
RivasMunicipality37,81741,08052,702
San JorgeMunicipality7,0648,0248,849
San Juan del SurMunicipality13,12514,74115,762
TolaMunicipality19,89422,01223,451
NicaraguaRepublic4,357,0995,142,0986,327,927

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