Masaya Department

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Masaya
Departamento de Masaya
Department
Flag of Masaya.svg
Seal of Masaya.svg
Masaya Department in Nicaragua.svg
CountryNicaragua
Capital Masaya
Area
  Department611 km2 (236 sq mi)
Population
 (2021 estimate) [1]
  Department397,632
  Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
   Urban
238,345
ISO 3166-2 NI-MS

Masaya (Spanish pronunciation:  [maˈsaʝa] ) is a department in Nicaragua. It is the country's smallest department by area (611 km²) and has a population of 397,632 (2021 estimate). The capital is the city of Masaya. It is famous among Nicaraguan people for its nickname, "La Cuna Del Folklore" which translates to (The Cradle of Folklore). It is also the site of the Masaya Volcano, an active 635m volcano which last erupted in 2016.

Municipalities

  1. Catarina
  2. La Concepción
  3. Masatepe
  4. Masaya
  5. Nandasmo
  6. Nindirí
  7. Niquinohomo
  8. San Juan de Oriente
  9. Tisma

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References

  1. Citypopulation.de Population of departments in Nicaragua

Coordinates: 11°58′N86°06′W / 11.967°N 86.100°W / 11.967; -86.100