South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

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South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Sur (Spanish)
Autonomous region
Flag of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Flag
Seal of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Coat of arms
Anthem: Himno de la Autonomía
RACCS
Location of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region in Nicaragua.
Coordinates: 12°0′N 83°45′W / 12.000°N 83.750°W / 12.000; -83.750Coordinates: 12°0′N 83°45′W / 12.000°N 83.750°W / 12.000; -83.750
Country Nicaragua
Largest city Bluefields
Capital Bluefields
Municipalities
Government
 • Type Devolved government under presidential republic
 • Body Government of the RACCS
 • Regional Coordinator (Governor) Domingo Truesdale Hodgson (FSLN)
Area
 • Total 27,407 km2 (10,582 sq mi)
Area rank 2nd (20.9% of Nicaragua)
Population (2005)
 • Total 306,510
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
 • Rank 7th (6.0% of Nicaragua)
Demonym Costeño (m), costeña (f)
ISO 3166 code NI-AS
Autonomy Statute 30 October 1987
Official languages National
Spanish

Regional
Creole (Miskito Coast Creole and Rama Cay Creole)
Miskito
Sumo (Mayangna and Ulwa)
Garifuna
Rama
Regional Council 47 councilors
National Assembly 2 deputies (of 92)

South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Spanish: Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Sur), sometimes shortened to RACCS, is one of two autonomous regions in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 27,407 km² and has a population of 382,100 (2005 census). The capital is Bluefields.

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