El Cuá

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El Cuá
Municipality
El Cuá is located in Nicaragua
El Cuá
El Cuá
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 13°22′3″N 85°40′24″W / 13.36750°N 85.67333°W / 13.36750; -85.67333
Country Nicaragua
DepartmentJinotega
Area
 • Total246 sq mi (637 km2)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total56,897

El Cuá is a municipality in the Jinotega department of Nicaragua. Formerly part of the municipality of El Cuá-Bocay, it became a separate municipality in 2002.[2] Its population rose from 43305 in 2005[3] to 56897 in 2012.[1]

The area around El Cuá saw bitter fighting during the Contra War in the 1980s, and the village was the home of that war's only known United States casualty, the engineer Ben Linder.[4] The hydroelectric plant on which Linder worked continues to be the source of electric power in El Cuá and neighboring San José de Bocay.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Población Total, estimada al 30 de Junio del año 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). 2012. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  2. ^ "VIII Censo de Población y IV de Vivienda, 2005: Cifras Oficiales" (PDF). 2005. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  3. ^ "VIII Censo de Población y IV de Vivienda: POBLACIÓN: MUNICIPIOS" (PDF) (in Spanish). 2005. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  4. ^ a b Amber Dobrzensky (2013). Moon Nicaragua. p. 260. ISBN 1612383564.

Coordinates: 13°22′3″N 85°40′24″W / 13.36750°N 85.67333°W / 13.36750; -85.67333