Population of Cities in Nicaragua (2021)

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, 5 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 41 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Nicaragua is Managua, with a population of 973,087 people.

Name 2021 Population
Managua973,087
Leon144,538
Masaya130,113
Chinandega126,387
Matagalpa109,089
Esteli96,422
Granada89,409
Jinotega55,000
El Viejo53,504
Nueva Guinea52,929
Ciudad Sandino50,000
Juigalpa50,000
Tipitapa50,000
Bluefields44,373
Diriamba35,008
Ocotal33,928
Puerto Cabezas33,635
Chichigalpa33,137
Rivas30,000
San Rafael del Sur29,836
Jinotepe29,507
Boaco29,046
Nagarote26,270
Jalapa24,037
La Paz Centro23,481
San Marcos23,347
Masatepe21,452
Nandaime20,810
El Rama20,456
Somoto20,316
Corinto19,183
Rio Blanco17,018
Camoapa16,653
El Crucero16,469
Siuna16,056
Somotillo15,385
Santo Tomas14,809
Quilali13,590
San Carlos13,451
Ciudad Dario13,318
Ticuantepe13,209
El Sauce11,898
Condega11,000
Acoyapa10,563
Matiguas10,523
Diriomo10,113
Telica8,776
San Lorenzo8,694
Corn Island8,011
Bocana de Paiwas7,872
Villa Sandino7,799
San Juan del Sur7,790
Niquinohomo7,732
Larreynaga7,703
Puerto Morazan7,671
San Jorge7,158
Nindiri7,073
Dolores7,065
Wiwili6,955
La Concepcion6,946
Nandasmo6,934
Laguna de Perlas6,809
Waslala6,498
Posoltega6,403
Waspan6,403
Bonanza6,315
El Realejo6,208
Santo Domingo5,827
Santa Teresa5,789
San Rafael del Norte5,458
Belen5,415
El Ayote5,406
Potosi5,222
Villa El Carmen5,219
Tisma5,182

Population of All Cities in Nicaragua

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