Boaco Department

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Boaco, department of Nicaragua
Boaco, department of Nicaragua
Country Nicaragua
Capital Boaco
 • Total 4,176.68 km2 (1,612.63 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 178,582
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code NI-BO

Boaco (Spanish pronunciation: [boˈa.ko]) is a department in Nicaragua. It was formed in 1938 out of part of Chontales Department. It covers an area of 4,176.68 km² and has a population of 178,582 (2015, est.). The capital is the city of Boaco. Indigenous peoples are the Nuhuas and Sumos.


  1. Boaco
  2. Camoapa
  3. San José de los Remates
  4. San Lorenzo
  5. Santa Lucía
  6. Teustepe

Coordinates: 12°28′N 85°40′W / 12.467°N 85.667°W / 12.467; -85.667