Chinandega Department

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Chinandega, department of Nicaragua
Country Nicaragua
Capital Chinandega
Area
   Department 4,822 km2 (1,862 sq mi)
Population
 (2019 estimate) [1]
   Department 437,888
  Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
   Urban
282,708
ISO 3166 code NI-CI

Chinandega (Spanish pronunciation:  [tʃinanˈdeɣa] ) is a department in Nicaragua, located on the border with Honduras. It covers an area of 4,822 km² and has a population of 437,888 (2019 estimate). The capital is the city of Chinandega.

Largely agricultural, it produces rum from sugar cane; other products are bananas, peanuts, shrimp and salt.

The port of Corinto, in Chinandega, is the most important in Western Nicaragua.

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References

  1. Citypopulation.de Population of departments in Nicaragua

Coordinates: 12°37′N87°09′W / 12.617°N 87.150°W / 12.617; -87.150