Bonanza, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

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Bonanza
Municipality
Bonanza is located in Nicaragua
Bonanza
Bonanza
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 14°01′N 84°35′W / 14.017°N 84.583°W / 14.017; -84.583
Country Nicaragua
DepartmentNorth Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Area
 • Land733 sq mi (1,898 km2)
Population
(2005)
 • Municipality18,633
 • Urban
8,143
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (No DST)
ClimateAm

Bonanza, Nicaragua (Spanish pronunciation: [boˈnansa]) is a municipality in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua.

In 1996, the local authorities chose for the first time to vote.

Bonanza has a population of approximately 19,000 inhabitants. The majority of the population are of mestiza origin and banana cultivation is important for the economy. The gold mining activity in Bonanza also attracted the population of many parts of the world in the search of the metal.

Transportation[edit]

The town is served by San Pedro Airport.

External links[edit]

  • Pictoral History of Bonanza - to view more photos of Bonanza mine and town between 1956 and 1961, compliments of Jim Drebert, go to this address to see Siuna area photos including Bonanza area: Picasa - Jim Drebert
Bonanza and Rosita Mine and town complex in the late 1950s
Mining town of Bonanza and Rosita area filmed in the late 1950s
Bonanza and Rosita Mine complex in the late 1950s

Coordinates: 14°01′N 84°35′W / 14.017°N 84.583°W / 14.017; -84.583