Nicaragua

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,294,993
1960 1,774,696
1970 2,398,095
1980 3,249,910
1990 4,144,564
2000 5,026,792
2010 5,737,722
2020 6,417,990
2025 6,736,108
2050 7,862,804
2075 7,863,430
2100 6,996,143
source: UN - WPP 2015 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
administrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
1995-04-25
census
population
2005-05-28
census
population
2015-06-30
estimate
Zona Central y Norte 41,656.711,424,3891,743,2012,133,234
BoacoBoaco4,176.68136,949150,636178,582
ChontalesJuigalpa6,481.27144,635153,932185,866
EstelíEstelí2,229.69174,894201,548224,231
JinotegaJinotega9,222.40257,933331,335438,413
MadrizSomoto1,708.23107,567132,459164,146
MatagalpaMatagalpa6,803.86383,776469,172561,282
Nueva SegoviaOcotal3,491.28148,492208,523253,489
Río San JuanSan Carlos7,543.3070,14395,596127,225
Zona del Atlántico 60,366.00464,968620,640865,976
Región Autónoma Caribe Norte Puerto Cabezas33,105.98192,716314,130480,874
Región Autónoma Caribe Sur Bluefields27,260.02272,252306,510385,102
Zona del Pacífico 18,319.232,467,7422,778,2573,263,493
CarazoJinotepe1,081.40149,407166,073190,769
ChinandegaChinandega4,822.42350,212378,970429,557
GranadaGranada1,039.68155,683168,186206,009
LeónLeón5,138.03336,894355,779410,860
ManaguaManagua3,465.101,093,7601,262,9781,484,462
MasayaMasaya610.78241,354289,988364,168
RivasRivas2,161.82140,432156,283177,668
total 120,341.944,357,0995,142,0986,262,703
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
2015-06-30
estimate
Managua903,100937,4891,030,826
León161,530174,051168,361
Tipitapa82,808101,685124,540
Masaya117,523139,582123,749
Chinandega117,037121,793110,719
Ciudad Sandino..75,083107,390
Estelí92,988112,084104,846
Matagalpa104,381133,416102,386
Granada96,996105,17199,685
Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)39,77166,16969,500
Bluefields37,25445,54753,017
Jinotega77,22299,38251,876
Juigalpa50,79151,83851,486
source: INIDE, Nicaragua.
note: 1995 and 2005 based on municipalities, 2015 based on urban area.