Jalapa, Nueva Segovia

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Jalapa is located in Nicaragua
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 13°55′N 86°08′W / 13.917°N 86.133°W / 13.917; -86.133
Country  Nicaragua
Department Nueva Segovia Department
 • Mayor Orlando Zeledón Sovalbarro
 • Municipality 265.21 sq mi (686.88 km2)
 • Land 243 sq mi (629 km2)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality 85,300
 • Density 320/sq mi (120/km2)
 • Urban 24,435

Jalapa is a municipality in the Nueva Segovia Department of Nicaragua. It is located in north Nicaragua, close to the Honduras border.

According to the Washington Lieutenant Governor's files, it is a sister city with Port Townsend, Washington which is located on the Puget Sound on the eastern coast of the Olympic Peninsula.

Contra war[edit]

Jalapa, which is located on the border of Honduras, was the location of two failed attempts of the CIA funded Contras to overthrow the city and install a provisional government, in late 1982 and December 1983, in which the CIA informed the contras would be immediately recognized by the United States Government.[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Jalapa is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gill, Terry D. (1989). Litigation strategy at the International Court a case study of the Nicaragua v United States dispute. Dordrecht. ISBN 0-7923-0332-6.  p. 187-191
  2. ^ "Boulder Sister City Program". City of Boulder, Colorado. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 

Coordinates: 13°55′N 86°08′W / 13.917°N 86.133°W / 13.917; -86.133