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|• Mayor||Guillermo Martínez|
|• Municipality||144 sq mi (372 km2)|
|• Density||240/sq mi (92/km2)|
Nandaime is a small town in Southwest of the country. It is located on the Panamerican highway which crosses the Pacific area of Nicaragua, at a distance of 67 km from Managua, capital of the Republic, and 20 kilometers from Granada, the departmental capital. The patron saints are St. Anne and San Joaquin. It was elevated to city on October 29, 1890.
Height above sea level: 140 meters
City Limits: North with the municipalities of Granada, and Diriomo. South, with the towns of Bethlehem, Potosi and Buenos Aires (Department of Rivas). East with Cocibolca Lake or Lake Nicaragua West with the municipalities of Santa Teresa and La Paz de Carazo (Department of Carazo).
Annual Rainfall: 1200 – 1400 mm.
Population Total: 37.413 inhabitants. Urban Population: 17.522. Rural Population: 19.891. 49.8.2% of its inhabitants are women. 46.5% of the population is under 15 years of age. Approximately 67% of males are under 25 years of age. 61.5% of its population lives in rural areas Population density of approximately: 112 inhabitants. /km2 Its inhabitants are grouped into 84 communities. In urban areas about 14 communities and 16,000 residents, in about 70 rural counties the remaining 19,000 people reside.
What does Nandaime mean?
The name is originally Nandaime chorotega of voices Arroyo NANDA which means that EMI and the term indicates abundance. Nandaime or Nandaime means "place of abundant streams.
Tradition and Culture Nandaimeña
Local Holidays: July 26, in honor of St. Anne, patron saint of the municipality. Dances: There are many traditional folk dance rooted in the town, other dances that are practiced during religious festivities in the community are the dance of the bird, the siren and the owl. The running of the bulls a little different from in Pamplona in Spain. The Baile of the Devils is the Typical of Nandaime.
- The traditional foods are based on corn.
- The melting pot: it is a stew of corn dough.
- E The spent: is a dish that is cooked in the pig's head.
- The gallopinto which consists of red beans and rice fried with onions and bell pepper
- The Nacatamal - Nicaragua tamal version a full meal on its own
- The Stew
- Platain Chips (The fritters, very common on weekends in various corners of Nandaime)
The Bagel - round cookie like bread made of corn and cheese good for dunking in coffee
The town's population is predominantly Catholic and traditional. The celebrations of Santa Ana, Easter, Christmas and the Immaculate Conception, 7 and 25 December respectively, are the major annual religious activities of the municipality. The same over periods ranging from one to two weeks to each festival.
The Catholic faithful have a parish church, the church of Santa Ana Catholic church has been declared National Historic Monument. The Catholic population also has another small temple, the church of El Calvario.
In this respect, we should note also the presence of other faiths, including several churches of different denominational traditions: Pentecostal (Apostolic, Assemblies of God, Church of God), Baptist, Mormon, and Jehovah's Witnesses groups. The municipality also work non-traditional Catholic groups linked to the thinking and practice of Latin American theology.
In Nandaime, as in most parts of Nicaragua, the most important sport, "the beautiful game" is baseball. It is the most popular sport and most supported.