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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
2015-06-30
Population
Estimate
2022-06-30
BoacoDepartment136,949150,636178,582187,550
BoacoMunicipality45,18849,83959,98563,422
CamoapaMunicipality32,29734,96239,15339,973
San José de los RematesMunicipality7,6467,6508,3568,530
San LorenzoMunicipality22,34623,66630,65732,017
Santa LucíaMunicipality8,1738,2548,9619,149
TeustepeMunicipality21,29926,26531,47034,459
CarazoDepartment149,407166,073190,769199,649
DiriambaMunicipality51,19157,54263,45965,243
DoloresMunicipality5,4216,7618,1428,916
El RosarioMunicipality3,9235,3177,1618,410
JinotepeMunicipality37,47042,10952,17555,333
La ConquistaMunicipality3,9223,7774,0494,134
La Paz de CarazoMunicipality4,0544,6575,4915,806
San MarcosMunicipality25,87129,01932,16733,303
Santa TeresaMunicipality17,55516,89118,12518,504
ChinandegaDepartment350,212378,970429,557443,855
ChichigalpaMunicipality41,90344,76952,00053,837
ChinandegaMunicipality117,037121,793134,720137,539
Cinco Pinos (San Juan de Cinco Pinos)Municipality6,2206,7817,1677,317
CorintoMunicipality17,17716,62418,22018,602
El RealejoMunicipality8,1548,8389,87710,083
El ViejoMunicipality69,05576,77587,90291,446
PosoltegaMunicipality15,33116,77118,91619,312
Puerto MorazánMunicipality11,41113,32816,01317,252
San Francisco del NorteMunicipality5,9806,7587,2447,396
San Pedro del NorteMunicipality4,0484,7195,1535,361
Santo Tomás del NorteMunicipality6,7887,1248,2238,395
SomotilloMunicipality24,76729,03033,10235,044
VillanuevaMunicipality22,34125,66031,02032,271
ChontalesDepartment144,635153,932185,866192,842
AcoyapaMunicipality16,88216,94619,99420,412
ComalapaMunicipality10,94011,78517,81718,317
El CoralMunicipality...7,0398,0558,382
JuigalpaMunicipality...51,83860,15261,411
La LibertadMunicipality9,81411,42913,91414,712
San Francisco de CuapaMunicipality...5,5078,77711,055
San Pedro de LóvagoMunicipality7,1257,6509,2469,640
Santo DomingoMunicipality12,54312,18214,12714,422
Santo TomásMunicipality15,99716,40418,94519,342
Villa SandinoMunicipality...13,15214,83915,149
Costa Caribe Norte (Atlántico Norte)Autonomous Region192,716314,130480,874552,022
BonanzaMunicipality11,81018,63326,54031,249
MulukukúMunicipality32,92449,33967,11676,306
PrinzapolkaMunicipality5,31216,10535,91245,230
Puerto CabezasMunicipality39,77166,169110,335134,535
RositaMunicipality14,59922,72332,80838,629
SiunaMunicipality...64,092102,807104,959
WaslalaMunicipality...29,83846,51158,735
WaspánMunicipality35,08247,23158,84562,379
Costa Caribe Sur (Atlántico Sur)Autonomous Region272,252306,510385,102427,510
BluefieldsMunicipality37,25445,54755,92158,306
Desembocadura de Río GrandeMunicipality3,1513,5853,9294,068
El AyoteMunicipality...12,41716,82520,013
El RamaMunicipality...52,48257,84559,055
El TortugueroMunicipality9,40222,32443,27958,463
Islas del Maíz (Corn Islands)Municipality5,3366,6267,4677,858
Kukra HillMunicipality7,4558,7899,74410,159
La Cruz de Río GrandeMunicipality13,64223,28435,97747,533
Laguna de Perlas (Pearl Lagoon)Municipality6,25310,67616,30421,360
Muelle de los BueyesMunicipality23,25222,08224,04924,552
Nueva GuineaMunicipality...66,93677,97879,610
Paiwas (Bocana de Paiwas)Municipality...31,76235,78436,533
EstelíDepartment174,894201,548224,231232,022
CondegaMunicipality25,15528,48130,61631,257
EstelíMunicipality92,988112,084125,455131,179
La TrinidadMunicipality18,51820,14022,18122,645
Pueblo NuevoMunicipality19,53220,62023,64924,144
San Juan de LimayMunicipality12,50113,45514,84415,154
San NicolásMunicipality6,2006,7687,4867,643
GranadaDepartment155,683168,186206,009217,608
DiriáMunicipality6,0756,3757,1127,261
DiriomoMunicipality20,10222,35231,62734,381
GranadaMunicipality96,996105,171126,846134,114
NandaimeMunicipality32,51034,28840,42441,852
JinotegaDepartment257,933331,335438,413491,290
El CuáMunicipality...43,30558,34561,689
JinotegaMunicipality77,22299,382131,106150,146
La ConcordiaMunicipality7,0496,4867,2737,426
San José de BocayMunicipality...42,02960,05974,589
San Rafael del NorteMunicipality14,06617,78921,57123,619
San Sebastián de YalíMunicipality20,27726,97934,28038,872
Santa María de PantasmaMunicipality29,73537,88052,10757,056
Wiwilí de JinotegaMunicipality...57,48573,67277,893
LeónDepartment336,894355,779410,860424,944
Achuapa (San José de Achuapa)Municipality13,18613,79714,93515,247
El JicaralMunicipality10,03610,32611,65511,899
El SauceMunicipality25,97327,90031,09931,750
La Paz CentroMunicipality27,50928,11831,94532,614
LarreynagaMunicipality29,79827,89832,43833,117
LeónMunicipality161,530174,051204,985213,718
NagaroteMunicipality29,20032,30337,55839,264
QuezalguaqueMunicipality7,7548,5919,6639,988
Santa Rosa del PeñónMunicipality9,1299,52910,78311,008
TelicaMunicipality22,77923,26625,79926,339
MadrizDepartment107,567132,459164,146179,110
Las SabanasMunicipality4,0634,1364,9465,049
PalacagüinaMunicipality11,84312,82515,15615,473
San José de CusmapaMunicipality5,7057,0727,9838,441
San Juan de Río CocoMunicipality15,26121,11432,12437,337
San LucasMunicipality10,46412,97515,42316,715
SomotoMunicipality28,82133,78838,53140,322
TelpanecaMunicipality15,11319,02522,78924,953
TotogalpaMunicipality8,79611,92715,00617,140
YalagüinaMunicipality7,5019,59712,18813,680
ManaguaDepartment1,093,7601,262,9781,484,4621,572,734
Ciudad SandinoMunicipality...75,083109,644129,610
El CruceroMunicipality...13,65615,36716,127
ManaguaMunicipality...937,4891,039,2901,061,054
MateareMunicipality17,80428,77547,92164,732
San Francisco LibreMunicipality8,7779,41610,98611,374
San Rafael del SurMunicipality37,06242,41752,43755,807
TicuantepeMunicipality19,97927,00835,62939,012
TipitapaMunicipality82,808101,685138,032156,523
Villa El CarmenMunicipality24,23027,44935,15638,495
MasayaDepartment241,354289,988364,168403,417
CatarinaMunicipality7,1087,5248,4928,669
La ConcepciónMunicipality27,72831,95040,92745,055
MasatepeMunicipality25,53831,58337,90341,809
MasayaMunicipality117,523139,582173,874191,574
NandasmoMunicipality7,87910,73214,21116,812
NindiríMunicipality29,02638,35553,43561,816
NiquinohomoMunicipality13,45814,84716,38316,726
San Juan de OrienteMunicipality3,1014,7346,7778,535
TismaMunicipality9,99310,68112,16612,421
MatagalpaDepartment383,776469,172561,282606,643
Ciudad DaríoMunicipality35,87141,01451,25354,063
El Tuma - La DaliaMunicipality43,88756,68171,03179,740
EsquipulasMunicipality14,74615,87717,74718,119
MatagalpaMunicipality104,381133,416156,218169,540
MatiguásMunicipality38,58441,12751,45754,279
Muy MuyMunicipality13,06914,72116,63217,220
Rancho GrandeMunicipality17,07726,22336,09142,383
Río BlancoMunicipality26,20330,78535,26337,197
San DionisioMunicipality16,00316,27318,27818,661
San IsidroMunicipality15,35317,41219,49720,186
San RamónMunicipality23,06130,68237,32441,902
SébacoMunicipality24,93632,22136,22038,296
TerrabonaMunicipality10,60512,74014,27115,057
Nueva SegoviaDepartment148,492208,523253,489279,032
Ciudad AntiguaMunicipality3,4214,8686,1987,246
DipiltoMunicipality3,8795,2076,3267,119
El JícaroMunicipality22,00025,90131,22433,013
JalapaMunicipality41,75654,49167,20573,965
MacuelizoMunicipality4,7686,0766,7757,257
MozonteMunicipality5,1866,7958,2799,246
MurraMunicipality11,01714,84717,87819,729
OcotalMunicipality26,07634,58044,24950,178
QuilalíMunicipality20,74126,46131,72434,889
San FernandoMunicipality5,9508,54910,87412,331
Santa MaríaMunicipality3,6984,4044,8745,153
Wiwilí de Nueva Segovia (Güigüilí)Municipality...16,34417,88318,906
Río San JuanDepartment70,14395,596127,225138,969
El AlmendroMunicipality11,79513,36314,65515,172
El CastilloMunicipality9,71719,86433,32641,974
MorritoMunicipality6,0936,5707,4567,613
San CarlosMunicipality28,73337,46150,98852,055
San Juan de NicaraguaMunicipality2711,3072,1612,722
San MiguelitoMunicipality13,53417,03118,63919,433
RivasDepartment140,432156,283177,668184,566
AltagraciaMunicipality17,61619,95522,47623,338
BelénMunicipality15,96716,42818,30618,689
Buenos AiresMunicipality4,8355,4205,7355,855
CárdenasMunicipality4,6366,9907,4927,648
MoyogalpaMunicipality8,7589,72910,38910,606
PotosíMunicipality10,72011,90413,18913,644
RivasMunicipality37,81741,08052,19655,739
San JorgeMunicipality7,0648,0248,7989,142
San Juan del SurMunicipality13,12514,74115,71116,040
TolaMunicipality19,89422,01223,37623,865
NicaraguaRepublic4,357,0995,142,0986,262,7036,733,763

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos, Nicaragua.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2022)
Males3,322,602
Females3,411,161
Urbanization (E 2022)
Rural2,761,150
Urban3,972,613