Nicaragua

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,294,993
1960 1,774,574
1970 2,399,677
1980 3,250,470
1990 4,137,788
2000 5,100,920
2010 5,822,209
2020 6,665,496
2025 7,038,201
2050 8,355,013
2075 8,514,017
2100 7,901,941
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Nicaragua
Capital Managua
Region Central America
ISO code NI
Statistical agency INIDE


Administrative units

zona
> departamento
capitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1995-04-25
census
population
2005-05-28
census
population
2012-06-30
estimate
Zona Central y Norte 41,654.311,424,3891,743,2012,061,714
BoacoBoaco4,176.68136,949150,636174,682
ChontalesJuigalpa6,481.27144,635153,932182,838
EstelíEstelí2,229.69174,894201,548220,703
JinotegaJinotega9,222.40257,933331,335417,372
MadrizSomoto1,708.23107,567132,459158,020
MatagalpaMatagalpa6,803.86383,776469,172542,419
Nueva SegoviaOcotal3,491.28148,492208,523243,014
Río San JuanSan Carlos7,540.9070,14395,596122,666
Zona del Atlántico 60,366.00464,968620,640822,795
Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte Puerto Cabezas33,105.98192,716314,130453,541
Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur Bluefields27,260.02272,252306,510369,254
Zona del Pacífico 18,319.232,467,7422,778,2573,186,536
CarazoJinotepe1,081.40149,407166,073186,898
ChinandegaChinandega4,822.42350,212378,970423,062
GranadaGranada1,039.68155,683168,186200,991
LeónLeón5,138.03336,894355,779404,471
ManaguaManagua3,465.101,093,7601,262,9781,448,271
MasayaMasaya610.78241,354289,988348,254
RivasRivas2,161.82140,432156,283174,589
total 120,339.544,357,0995,142,0986,071,045
source: INIDE, Nicaragua.
source: 2012 - Sistema Nacional de Estadìsticas Vitales (SINEVI), Registros Administrativos, MINSA y CSE.
note: area concerns land area; total area is 130,373.47 sq.km.

Main cities

namepopulation
1995-04-25
census
population
2005-05-28
census
population
2012-06-30
estimate
Managua903,100937,4891,028,808
León161,530174,051201,100
Masaya117,523139,582166,588
Matagalpa104,381133,416150,643
Chinandega117,037121,793133,361
Tipitapa82,808101,685130,627
Granada96,996105,171123,697
Jinotega77,22299,382123,548
Estelí92,988112,084122,924
Ciudad Sandino..75,083101,929
Siuna53,21864,092101,770
Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)39,77166,169101,216
El Viejo69,05576,77586,317
Nueva Guinea79,25966,93677,191
source: INIDE, Nicaragua.
note: based on municipalities.