Waslala

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Waslala
Municipality
Bridge and entrance to the city of Waslala in 2008.
Bridge and entrance to the city of Waslala in 2008.
Waslala is located in Nicaragua
Waslala
Waslala
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 13°14′N 85°23′W / 13.233°N 85.383°W / 13.233; -85.383
Country  Nicaragua
Department Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte
Area
 • Municipality 510 sq mi (1,330 km2)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality 49,339
 • Urban 8,604
Time zone Central Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) No DST (UTC-6)

Waslala (Spanish pronunciation: [wasˈlala]) is a town and municipality in the Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte department of Nicaragua - it is 71 miles from Matagalpa and 161 miles from Managua.

The Nicaraguan_Revolution affected Waslala tremendously - it was the location of many guerilla fights. The city has electricity, television and cable service, and cell phone service. Few of the 95 outlying communities have electricity or running water although some business owners have generators for limited power supplies.

Many organizations are working in Waslala to help the community build the local economy and improve the health of the people that live there including Water for Waslala [1] and Pigs for Kids [2].

Climate[edit]

Waslala has a tropical climate and two seasons - wet and dry.

Landscape[edit]

Waslala and the surrounding areas are lush with vegetation, have beautiful rivers and streams and offer breathtaking views of the forests and countryside. Nicaragua's deforestation did hit Waslala where farmers cut down many trees to make way for farms.

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Coordinates: 13°14′N 85°23′W / 13.233°N 85.383°W / 13.233; -85.383