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
DepartmentNueva Segovia Department
 • MayorLisseth Valladares
 • Municipality265.21 sq mi (686.88 km2)
 • Land243 sq mi (629 km2)
 • Municipality85,300
 • Density320/sq mi (120/km2)
 • Urban

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

Jalapa has been Boulder, Colorado's sister city since 1983.[1][2]

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.[3]

International relations[edit]

Sister city[edit]

Jalapa's sister city is:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.boulderjalapa.org/?page_id=95
  2. ^ https://bouldercolorado.gov/sister-cities/jalapa-nicaragua
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "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