This is a list of the largest cities in Nicaragua by population.
|2020 class||City||Department||2020 Population|
|5||Ciudad Sandino||Managua Department||121,933|
Central America is a region of the Americas. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Their combined population is estimated at 44.53 million (2016).
Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Managua is the country's capital and largest city and is also the third-largest city in Central America, behind Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish. Indigenous tribes on the Mosquito Coast speak their own languages and English.
According to the 2019 revision of the World Population Prospects, Nicaragua has a population of 6,465,501. Whites and Mestizos and tribally unaffiliated Native Americans combined make up about 86% of the population. The remainder of the Nicaraguan population is 9% English-speaking Afro-Nicaraguans, and 5% Tribal Native American.
Managua is the capital and largest city of Nicaragua, and the center of an eponymous department. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua and inside the Managua Department, it has an estimated population of 1,055,247 in 2020 within the city's administrative limits and a population of 1,401,687 in the metropolitan area, which additionally includes the municipalities of Ciudad Sandino, El Crucero, Nindirí, Ticuantepe and Tipitapa.
Sweetwater is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 13,499. Sweetwater is home to the largest concentration of Nicaraguans and Nicaraguan Americans in the U.S., as a result, it is locally known as "Little Managua".
León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua. Founded by the Spanish as Santiago de los Caballeros de León, it is the capital and largest city of León Department. As of 2020, the municipality of León has an estimated population of 211,278.
Granada is a city in western Nicaragua and the capital of the Granada Department. With an estimated population of 104,091 (2020), it is Nicaragua's ninth most populous city. Granada is historically one of Nicaragua's most important cities, economically and politically. It has a rich colonial heritage, seen in its architecture and structure.
Jinotega is a city and the capital of the department of Jinotega in north-central Nicaragua.
Estelí, officially Villa de San Antonio de Pavia de Estelí is a city and municipality within the Estelí department. It is the 8th largest city in Nicaragua, with a population of 109,408, an active commercial center in the north and known as "the Diamond of the Segovia"; this name being created by Oscar Corea Molina in his radio show "Trampolin 43"
Nicaraguans are people inhabiting in, originating or having significant heritage from Nicaragua. Most Nicaraguans live in Nicaragua, although there is also a significant Nicaraguan diaspora, particularly in Costa Rica and the United States with smaller communities in other countries around the world. There are also people living in Nicaragua who are not Nicaraguans because they were not born or raised in Nicaragua nor have they gained citizenship.
Corinto is a town, with a population of 18,500, on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua in the province of Chinandega. The municipality was founded in 1863.
Bluefields is a municipality and the capital of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, formerly known as Zelaya Department which was divided into two Autonomous Regions.
Bilwi, formerly known as Bragman’s Bluff, is a city and a municipality in Nicaragua. It is the capital of the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region. The name Bilwi means ‘Snake Leaf’ in Mayangna.
Matagalpa is a city in Nicaragua which is the capital of the department of Matagalpa. The city has a population of 109,824, while the population of the department is 586,986. Matagalpa is Nicaragua's seventh largest city, the largest in the country's interior, and one of the most commercially active outside of Managua. Matagalpa is the 4th most important city in Nicaragua and is known as the "Pearl of the North" and "Land of Eternal Spring."
San Carlos is the capital city of the municipality of San Carlos and of the Río San Juan Department of Nicaragua.
Chinandega is a city and the departmental seat of Chinandega department in Nicaragua. It is also the administrative centre of the surrounding municipality of the same name. It is Nicaragua's sixth largest city, with a population of 113,756, and a total of 136,788 in the municipality. It is located about 134 kilometres (83 mi) northwest of Managua and about 72 kilometres (45 mi) southwest of El Guasaule, on the border with Honduras. Chinandega is situated about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the Pacific Ocean.
Masaya is the capital city of Masaya Department in Nicaragua. It is situated approximately 14 km west of Granada and 31 km southeast of Managua. It is located just east of the Masaya Volcano, an active volcano from which the city takes its name. With an estimated population of 134,523 (2020), it is Nicaragua's fourth most populous city, and is culturally known as the City of Flowers.
Religion in Nicaragua is predominantly Christian and forms a significant part of the culture of the country as well as its constitution. Religious freedom and religious tolerance is promoted by both the Nicaraguan government and the constitution.
A Nicaraguan American is an American of Nicaraguan descent.
Nicaragua–Spain relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Nicaragua and Spain. Both nations are members of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language and the Organization of Ibero-American States.