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Old train station in Nagarote.
Old train station in Nagarote.
Nagarote is located in Nicaragua
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 12°16′0″N 86°34′0″W / 12.26667°N 86.56667°W / 12.26667; -86.56667Coordinates: 12°16′0″N 86°34′0″W / 12.26667°N 86.56667°W / 12.26667; -86.56667
Country Nicaragua
Department León Department
 • Municipality 598.38 km2 (231.04 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality 32,303
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban 18,000
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Nagarote (Spanish pronunciation: [naɣaˈɾote]) is a municipality in the León department of Nicaragua with a population of approximately 32,000 people.

The city of Nagarote itself is home to about 18,000 people whilst the rural areas surrounding it are inhabited by about 14,000 people. It is located 42 km (26 mi) from Managua.


Nagarote formerly had a sea port called Puerto Sandino. This port was attacked in 1983, which destroyed the port.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Nagarote is paired with Norwalk, Connecticut in the U.S. as the result of a sister city consortium to pair six U.S. communities with six in Nicaragua for the purposes of fostering community development.

External links[edit]

Norwalk-Nagarote Sister City Project, a nonprofit located in Norwalk, CT, in the U.S.