Rivas, Nicaragua

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Coordinates: 11°26′21.51″N85°49′37.19″W / 11.4393083°N 85.8269972°W / 11.4393083; -85.8269972 Coordinates: 11°26′21.51″N85°49′37.19″W / 11.4393083°N 85.8269972°W / 11.4393083; -85.8269972
CountryFlag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Department Rivas Department
   Municipality and City281 km2 (108 sq mi)
 (2021 estimate) [1]
   Municipality and City55,233
  Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-6 (Nicaragua Standard Time)
Climate Aw

Rivas (Spanish pronunciation:  [ˈriβas] ) is a city and municipality in southwestern Nicaragua on the Isthmus of the same name. The city proper is the capital of the Department of Rivas and administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name.



Rivas has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with a short dry season from January to April and a lengthy wet season from May to October. Temperatures remain steady throughout the year with the dry season being slightly cooler and range from 25.5 °C (77.9 °F) in January to 27.7 °C (81.9 °F) in May. The average annual precipitation is 1,345 millimetres (53 in).

Climate data for Rivas, Nicaragua
Average high °C (°F)28.7
Daily mean °C (°F)25.5
Average low °C (°F)23.0
Average rainfall mm (inches)8
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm)2101101614152217105113
Mean monthly sunshine hours 229.4228.8244.9231.0195.3141.0148.8161.2147.0173.6186.0207.72,294.7
Source: Hong Kong Observatory [2]

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  1. Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Nicaragua
  2. "Climatological Information for Rivas, Nicaragua". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved December 6, 2012.

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