Population of Cities in Nicaragua (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
40
10,000 to 100,000
  • Managua
  • Leon
  • Masaya
  • Tipitapa
  • Chinandega
  • Matagalpa
  • Jinotega
  • Esteli
  • Granada
  • Ciudad Sandino
  • Juigalpa
  • El Viejo
  • Nueva Guinea
  • Bluefields
  • Diriamba
  • Ocotal
  • Puerto Cabezas
  • Chichigalpa
  • Rivas
  • San Rafael del Sur
  • Jinotepe
  • Boaco
  • Nagarote
  • Jalapa
  • La Paz Centro
  • San Marcos
  • Masatepe
  • Nandaime
  • Rama
  • Somoto
  • Corinto
  • Rio Blanco
  • Camoapa
  • El Crucero
  • Siuna
  • Somotillo
  • Santo Tomas
  • Quilali
  • San Carlos
  • Ciudad Dario
  • Ticuantepe
  • El Sauce
  • Condega
  • Acoyapa
  • Matiguas
  • Diriomo
  • Telica
  • San Lorenzo
  • Corn Island
  • Bocana de Paiwas

Referred to as the 'land of lakes and volcanoes', the Central American nation of Nicaragua is known for its biodiversity and is home to the second-largest rainforest in the Americas. Situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua, the city of Managua is the capital and largest city in Nicaragua. It has a population of just over one million in the city, which increases to 1.4 million in the metropolitan area, making it the third-largest city in Central America. A devastating earthquake in 1972 and a civil war in the 1980s caused destruction and disruption in Managua, and it has taken the city many years to recover. Today Managua is a diverse city, with inhabitants coming from a range of nationalities, including French, Italian, Russian and Turkish.

Nicaragua's other major cities are considerably smaller than Managua. Its second-largest city, León, has a population of just over 200,000 residents. Although relatively small, León is an important economic, agricultural, and commercial center of Nicaragua, and exports, among other things, sugarcane, peanuts and plantain. Masaya, known as the 'City of Flowers', has a population of 176,344 and is Nicaragua's third-largest city. It is located near the active Masaya Volcano, which last erupted in January 2016.

Nicaragua has 0 cities with more than a million people, 6 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 40 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Nicaragua is Managua, with a population of 973,087 people.

Managua

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua.

973,087

Leon

Leon was founded by the Spanish as Santiago de los Caballeros de Le�n.

144,538

Masaya

Masaya is the capital city of Masaya department in Nicaragua.

130,113

Tipitapa

Tipitapa is a municipality in the Managua department of western Nicaragua.

127,153

Chinandega

The weather in Chinandega is hot and humid because the city is located in the tropics and at low altitude.

126,387

Matagalpa

Matagalpa is Nicaragua's fourth largest city.

109,089

Jinotega

The city of Jinotega is the capital of the department of Jinotega in the north central region of Nicaragua.

100,000

Name 2018 Population Location
Managua973,087Map
Leon144,538Map
Masaya130,113Map
Tipitapa127,153Map
Chinandega126,387Map
Matagalpa109,089Map
Jinotega100,000Map
Esteli96,422Map
Granada89,409Map
Ciudad Sandino70,013Map
Juigalpa54,731Map
El Viejo53,504Map
Nueva Guinea52,929Map
Bluefields44,373Map
Diriamba35,008Map
Ocotal33,928Map
Puerto Cabezas33,635Map
Chichigalpa33,137Map
Rivas30,293Map
San Rafael del Sur29,836Map
Jinotepe29,507Map
Boaco29,046Map
Nagarote26,270Map
Jalapa24,037Map
La Paz Centro23,481Map
San Marcos23,347Map
Masatepe21,452Map
Nandaime20,810Map
Rama20,456Map
Somoto20,316Map
Corinto19,183Map
Rio Blanco17,018Map
Camoapa16,653Map
El Crucero16,469Map
Siuna16,056Map
Somotillo15,385Map
Santo Tomas14,809Map
Quilali13,590Map
San Carlos13,451Map
Ciudad Dario13,318Map
Ticuantepe13,209Map
El Sauce11,898Map
Condega11,000Map
Acoyapa10,563Map
Matiguas10,523Map
Diriomo10,113Map
Telica8,776Map
San Lorenzo8,694Map
Corn Island8,011Map
Bocana de Paiwas7,872Map
Villa Sandino7,799Map
San Juan del Sur7,790Map
Niquinohomo7,732Map
Larreynaga7,703Map
Puerto Morazan7,671Map
San Jorge7,158Map
Nindiri7,073Map
Dolores7,065Map
Wiwili6,955Map
La Concepcion6,946Map
Nandasmo6,934Map
Laguna de Perlas6,809Map
Waslala6,498Map
Waspam6,403Map
Posoltega6,403Map
Bonanza6,315Map
El Realejo6,208Map
Santo Domingo5,827Map
Santa Teresa5,789Map
San Rafael del Norte5,458Map
Belen5,415Map
El Ayote5,406Map
Potosi5,222Map
Carlos Fonseca Amador5,219Map
Tisma5,182Map