Chinandega Department

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Chinandega
Department
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Chinandega, department of Nicaragua
Chinandega, department of Nicaragua
Country Nicaragua
Capital Chinandega
Area
 • Total 4,822.42 km2 (1,861.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 429,557
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code NI-CI


Chinandega (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃinanˈdeɣa]) is a department in Nicaragua, located on the border with Honduras. It covers an area of 4,822.42 km² and has a population of 429,557 (2015 estimate). The capital is the city of Chinandega.

Largely agricultural, it produces rum from sugar cane; other products are bananas, peanuts, shrimp and salt.

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Coordinates: 12°37′N 87°09′W / 12.617°N 87.150°W / 12.617; -87.150