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Where is Nicaragua?

map showing the location of Nicaragua

Located in the continent of Central America, Nicaragua covers 119,990 square kilometers of land and 10,380 square kilometers of water, making it the 98th largest nation in the world with a total area of 130,370 square kilometers.

Nicaragua became an independent state in 1838, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Nicaragua is 5,727,707 (2012) and the nation has a density of 48 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Nicaragua is the Cordoba Oro (NIO). As well, the people of Nicaragua are refered to as Nicaraguan.

The dialing code for the country is 505 and the top level internet domain for Nicaraguan sites is .ni.

Nicaragua shares land borders with 2 countries: Honduras, Costa Rica.

To learn more, visit our detailed Nicaragua section.

Quick facts

Population 5,727,707
Density 47.7 / km2 ( 123.6 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1838
Capital Managua (Managua)
Currency Cordoba Oro
GDP 11,805,641,287 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,061 (2014 data)
Land Area 119,990 km2 (46,328 mi2)
Water Area 10,380 km2 (4,008 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Costa Rica, Honduras
Minimum Longitude -87.690
Maximum Longitude -82.730
Mininum Latitude 10.710
Maximum Latitude 15.030

What is the capital of Nicaragua?

map showing the location of Nicaragua
Location of Managua on a map.

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua. It has a population of 973,087, and is located on a latitue of 12.13 and longitude of -86.25.

Managua is also the political center of Nicaragua, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Managua, the Capital Of Nicaragua

City Managua
Country Nicaragua
Population 973,087
Longitude -86.25040000
Latitude 12.13282000
Elevation 108 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Nicaragua

Rank City Population
#1Managua973,087
#2Leon144,538
#3Masaya130,113
#4Tipitapa127,153
#5Chinandega126,387
#6Matagalpa109,089
#7Esteli96,422
#8Granada89,409
#9Ciudad Sandino70,013
#10Juigalpa54,731
#11El Viejo53,504
#12Nueva Guinea52,929
#13Jinotega51,073

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.