Nicaragua

Census Results


1950-05-31 1,057,023
1963-04-25 1,535,588
1971-04-20 1,877,952
1995-04-25 4,357,099
2005-05-28 5,142,098

General Information


Official name the Republic of Nicaragua
Official name [native] la República de Nicaragua «Spanish»
Capital Managua
Capital [native] Managua «Spanish»
Region Central America
ISO code NI
Statistical agency INIDE

Name in Chinese 尼加拉瓜共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية نيكاراغوا
Name in Spanish la República de Nicaragua
Name in Russian Республика Никарагуа
Name in French la République du Nicaragua

Administrative units

zona
departamento
capitalarea (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.

Expanded administrative units

zona
departamento
municipio
capitalarea (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
BoacoBoaco1,086.8145,18849,83958,496
CamoapaCamoapa1,483.2932,29734,96238,758
San José de los RematesSan José de los Remates280.467,6467,6508,271
San LorenzoSan Lorenzo559.6122,34623,66630,054
Santa LucíaSanta Lucía120.788,1738,2548,871
TeustepeTeustepe645.7321,29926,26530,232
ChontalesJuigalpa6,481.27144,635153,932182,838
AcoyapaAcoyapa1,381.7916,88216,94619,792
ComalapaComalapa643.8610,94011,78517,584
El CoralEl Coral306.00 7,0397,909
JuigalpaJuigalpa726.7550,79151,83859,545
La LibertadLa Libertad774.559,81411,42913,569
San Francisco de CuapaCuapa277.00 5,5077,941
San Pedro de LóvagoSan Pedro de Lóvago466.507,1257,6509,071
Santo DomingoSanto Domingo681.7112,54312,18213,984
Santo TomásSanto Tomás546.6015,99716,40418,754
Villa SandinoVilla Sandino676.5120,54313,15214,689
EstelíEstelí2,229.69174,894201,548220,703
CondegaCondega370.8425,15528,48130,307
EstelíEstelí795.6792,988112,084122,924
La TrinidadLa Trinidad269.9918,51820,14021,957
Pueblo NuevoPueblo Nuevo202.6219,53220,62023,410
San Juan de LimaySan Juan de Limay427.5712,50113,45514,694
San NicolásSan Nicolás163.006,2006,7687,411
JinotegaJinotega9,222.40257,933331,335417,372
El CuáEl Cuá636.9157,59943,30556,897
JinotegaJinotega880.3477,22299,382123,548
La ConcordiaLa Concordia151.027,0496,4867,200
San José de BocaySan José de Bocay3,990.40 42,02954,664
San Rafael del NorteSan Rafael del Norte232.8414,06617,78920,722
San Sebastián de YalíSan Sebastián de Yalí400.8620,27726,97932,441
Santa María de PantasmaLas Praderas559.9529,73537,88050,057
Wiwilí de JinotegaWiwilí de Jinotega2,370.0851,98557,48571,843
MadrizSomoto1,708.23107,567132,459158,020
Las SabanasLas Sabanas64.544,0634,1364,896
PalacagüinaPalacagüina156.5311,84312,82515,003
San José de CusmapaSan José de Cusmapa129.925,7057,0727,785
San Juan de Río CocoSan Juan de Río Coco181.6515,26121,11430,080
San LucasSan Lucas152.0810,46412,97514,881
SomotoSomoto466.1828,82133,78837,741
TelpanecaTelpaneca353.2815,11319,02521,892
TotogalpaTotogalpa133.138,79611,92714,157
YalagüinaYalagüina70.927,5019,59711,585
MatagalpaMatagalpa6,803.86383,776469,172542,419
Ciudad DaríoCiudad Darío735.3135,87141,01450,030
El Tuma - La DaliaLa Dalia651.6643,88756,68167,510
EsquipulasEsquipulas218.5814,74615,87717,568
MatagalpaMatagalpa619.36104,381133,416150,643
MatiguásMatiguás1,532.2538,58441,12750,230
Muy MuyMuy Muy375.0613,06914,72116,366
Rancho GrandeRancho Grande598.2317,07726,22333,646
Río BlancoRío Blanco662.5126,20330,78534,422
San DionisioSan Dionisio165.5016,00316,27318,094
San IsidroSan Isidro282.7015,35317,41219,185
San RamónSan Ramón424.0023,06130,68235,474
SébacoSébaco289.8124,93632,22135,321
TerrabonaTerrabona248.8910,60512,74013,931
Nueva SegoviaOcotal3,491.28148,492208,523243,014
Ciudad AntiguaCiudad Antigua147.223,4214,8685,790
DipiltoDipilto104.903,8795,2076,006
El JícaroCiudad Sandino428.7822,00025,90130,449
JalapaJalapa686.8841,75654,49164,419
MacuelizoMacuelizo254.594,7686,0766,570
MozonteMozonte218.005,1866,7957,886
MurraMurra429.1311,01714,84717,118
OcotalOcotal85.2326,07634,58041,875
QuilalíQuilalí345.0220,74126,46130,418
San FernandoSan Fernando236.005,9508,54910,291
Santa MaríaSanta María157.533,6984,4044,753
Wiwilí de Nueva SegoviaWiwilí398.00 16,34417,439
Río San JuanSan Carlos7,540.9070,14395,596122,666
El AlmendroEl Almendro1,009.0111,79513,36314,420
El CastilloBoca de Sábalos1,654.819,71719,86430,150
MorritoMorrito678.946,0936,5707,382
San CarlosSan Carlos1,444.8028,73337,46150,473
San Juan de NicaraguaGreytown1,656.752711,3071,955
San MiguelSan Miguel1,096.5913,53417,03118,286
Zona del Atlántico 60,366.00464,968620,640822,795
Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte Puerto Cabezas33,105.98192,716314,130453,541
BonanzasBonanzas1,897.9411,81018,63324,715
MulukukúMulukukú1,904.53 29,83842,032
PrinzapolkaPrinzapolka7,020.485,31216,10532,490
Puerto CabezasBilwi5,984.8139,77166,169101,216
RositaRosita2,205.4214,59922,72330,552
SiunaSiuna3,421.5853,21864,092101,770
WaslalaWaslala1,329.5132,92449,33963,445
Waspán (Waspam?)Waspán9,341.7135,08247,23157,320
Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur Bluefields27,260.02272,252306,510369,254
BluefieldsBluefields4,774.7537,25445,54754,863
Corn IslandCorn Island9.005,3366,6267,296
Desembocadura de Río GrandeKarawala1,738.293,1513,5853,866
El AyoteEl Ayote831.0010,64212,41715,599
El RamaEl Rama3,752.9054,33752,48257,261
El TortugueroEl Tortuguero3,403.079,40222,32437,998
Kukra HillKukra Hill1,193.237,4558,7899,559
La Cruz de Río GrandeLa Cruz de Río Grande3,448.523,00023,28431,889
Laguna de PerlasLaguna de Perlas1,963.436,25310,67614,503
Muelle de los BueyesMuelle de los Bueyes1,379.7723,25222,08223,806
Nueva GuineaNueva Guinea2,677.4679,25966,93677,191
PaiwasBocana de Paiwas2,088.6032,91131,76235,423
Zona del Pacífico 18,319.232,467,7422,778,2573,186,536
CarazoJinotepe1,081.40149,407166,073186,898
DiriambaDiriamba348.8851,19157,54262,631
DoloresDolores2.625,4216,7617,822
El RosarioEl Rosario14.083,9235,3176,676
JinotepeJinotepe280.5237,47042,10950,812
La ConquistaLa Conquista88.383,9223,7774,008
La Paz de CarazoLa Paz de Carazo15.514,0544,6575,355
San MarcosSan Marcos118.1125,87129,01931,652
Santa TeresaSanta Teresa213.3017,55516,89117,942
ChinandegaChinandega4,822.42350,212378,970423,062
ChichigalpaChichigalpa222.5441,90344,76951,167
ChinandegaChinandega686.61117,037121,793133,361
Cinco PinosCinco Pinos60.386,2206,7817,095
CorintoCorinto70.6717,17716,62418,036
El RealejoEl Realejo104.548,1548,8389,777
El ViejoEl Viejo1,274.9169,05576,77586,317
PosoltegaPosoltega149.0415,33116,77118,725
Puerto MorazánTonalá517.3411,41113,32815,490
San Francisco del NorteSan Francisco del Norte120.315,9806,7587,171
San Pedro del NorteSan Pedro del Norte71.504,0484,7195,060
Santo Tomás del NorteSanto Tomás del Norte39.996,7887,1248,140
SomotilloSomotillo724.7124,76729,03032,262
VillanuevaVillanueva779.8822,34125,66030,461
GranadaGranada1,039.68155,683168,186200,991
DiriáDiriá25.526,0756,3757,040
DiriomoDiriomo50.0820,10222,35230,477
GranadaGranada592.0796,996105,171123,697
NandaimeNandaime372.0132,51034,28839,777
LeónLeón5,138.03336,894355,779404,471
AchuapaAchuapa416.2413,18613,79714,784
El JicaralEl Jicaral431.4810,03610,32611,537
El SauceEl Sauce692.9725,97327,90030,785
La Paz CentroLa Paz Centro691.5727,50928,11831,623
LarreynagaMalpaisillo780.2229,79827,89832,111
LeónLeón820.19161,530174,051201,100
NagaroteNagarote598.3929,20032,30336,803
QuezalguaqueQuezalguaque85.707,7548,5919,515
Santa Rosa del PeñónSanta Rosa del Peñón227.609,1299,52910,674
TelicaTelica393.6722,77923,26625,539
ManaguaManagua3,465.101,093,7601,262,9781,448,271
Ciudad SandinoCiudad Sandino51.11 75,083101,929
El CruceroEl Crucero225.72 13,65615,033
ManaguaManagua267.17903,100937,4891,028,808
MateareMateare297.4017,80428,77542,073
San Francisco LibreSan Francisco Libre668.308,7779,41610,810
San Rafael del SurSan Rafael del Sur357.3037,06242,41750,991
TicuantepeTicuantepe60.7919,97927,00834,227
TipitapaTipitapa975.3082,808101,685130,627
Villa El CarmenVilla El Carmen562.0124,23027,44933,773
MasayaMasaya610.78241,354289,988348,254
CatarinaCatarina11.497,1087,5248,406
La ConcepciónLa Concepción65.6727,72831,95039,226
MasatepeMasatepe59.4025,53831,58336,297
MasayaMasaya146.62117,523139,582166,588
NandasmoNandasmo17.637,87910,73213,207
NindiríNindirí142.9129,02638,35550,138
NiquinohomoNiquinohomo31.6913,45814,84716,218
San Juan de OrienteSan Juan de Oriente9.203,1014,7346,131
TismaTisma126.179,99310,68112,043
RivasRivas2,161.82140,432156,283174,589
AltagraciaAltagracia211.2117,61619,95522,088
BelénBelén246.2615,96716,42818,121
Buenos AiresBuenos Aires75.224,8355,4205,677
CárdenasCárdenas226.634,6366,9907,416
MoyogalpaMoyogalpa65.968,7589,72910,284
PotosíPotosí143.5910,72011,90412,982
RivasRivas280.5437,81741,08050,684
San JorgeSan Jorge24.837,0648,0248,644
San Juan del SurSan Juan del Sur411.0513,12514,74115,553
TolaTola476.5319,89422,01223,140
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.