Boaco Department

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Boaco
Department
Flag of Boaco
Flag
Official seal of Boaco
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Boaco, department of Nicaragua
Boaco, department of Nicaragua
Country Nicaragua
Capital Boaco
Area
 • 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 Nahuas and Sumos.

Municipalities[edit]

  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