Chinandega Department

Chinandega (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃinanˈdeɣa]) is a department in Nicaragua, located on the border with Honduras. It covers an area of 4,822 km² and has a population of 439,906 (2020 estimate). The capital is the city of Chinandega.

Chinandega
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Chinandega, department of Nicaragua
Chinandega, department of Nicaragua
CountryNicaragua
CapitalChinandega
Area
 • Department4,822 km2 (1,862 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 estimate)[1]
 • Department439,906
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Urban
286,190
ISO 3166 codeNI-CI

Largely agricultural, it produces rum from sugar cane; other products are bananas, peanuts, shrimp and salt.

The port of Corinto, in Chinandega, is the most important in Western Nicaragua.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments in Nicaragua

Coordinates: 12°37′N 87°09′W / 12.617°N 87.150°W / 12.617; -87.150