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Matagalpa Department

Matagalpa (Spanish pronunciation: [mataˈɣalpa]) is a department in central Nicaragua. It covers an area of 8,523 km² and has a population of 604,900 (2010 est). The capital is the city of Matagalpa with about 200,000.

Matagalpa

Departamento de Matagalpa
Department
Flag of Matagalpa
Flag
Coat of arms of Matagalpa
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Matagalpa Department in Nicaragua.svg
CountryNicaragua
CapitalMatagalpa
Area
 • Total8,523 km2 (3,291 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
 • Total604,900
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2NI-MT

Matagalpa is the second region of the country in population size, and the fourth in area (after the North Atlantic, the South Atlantic, and Jinotega.

Matagalpa is the most diversified region producing coffee, cattle, milk products, vegetables, wood, gold, flowers. Its extensive forests, rivers and geography are suited for ecotourism.

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