Niquinohomo

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Niquinohomo
Municipality
Niquinohomo is located in Nicaragua
Niquinohomo
Niquinohomo
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 11°54′N 86°06′W / 11.900°N 86.100°W / 11.900; -86.100
Country  Nicaragua
Department Masaya
Area
 • Municipality 12 sq mi (32 km2)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality 14,847
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (460/km2)
 • Urban 7,530

Niquinohomo (Spanish pronunciation: [nikinoˈomo]) is a municipality in the Masaya department of Nicaragua.

It is home to the oldest extant church in Nicaragua, as well as the birthplace of Augusto César Sandino, after whom the Sandinista movement was named. Sandino's birthplace is now a museum.

Coordinates: 11°54′N 86°06′W / 11.900°N 86.100°W / 11.900; -86.100