Cárdenas, Rivas

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Cárdenas
Municipality
Cárdenas is located in Nicaragua
Cárdenas
Cárdenas
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 11°12′N 85°31′W / 11.200°N 85.517°W / 11.200; -85.517
Country  Nicaragua
Department Rivas Department
Area
 • Land 88 sq mi (227 km2)
Population
 • Municipality 6,990
 • Urban 934

Cárdenas is a municipality in the Rivas department of Nicaragua.

Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua.

In 2002, the municipality of Cárdenas had threatened the government in Managua with secession and becoming part of Costa Rica. Costa Rica claimed that it would respect Nicaraguan territory and had no intention of annexing the municipality. [1]

Coordinates: 11°12′N 85°31′W / 11.200°N 85.517°W / 11.200; -85.517