La Cruz de Río Grande

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La Cruz de Río Grande
Municipality
La Cruz de Río Grande is located in Nicaragua
La Cruz de Río Grande
La Cruz de Río Grande
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 13°07′N 84°11′W / 13.117°N 84.183°W / 13.117; -84.183
Country  Nicaragua
Department South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Area
 • Municipality 1,332 sq mi (3,449 km2)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality 23,284
 • Density 17/sq mi (6.8/km2)
 • Urban 829
Climate Am

La Cruz de Río Grande is a municipality in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua. According to the 2005 census, the population of La Cruz de Rio Grande was 3,000.[1] It gets its name from the Rio Grande de Matagalpa which flows through it.

The town was founded in 1922 by Chinese traders to serve workers from a banana plantation further upriver.[2]

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  1. ^ Nicaragua Municipalities
  2. ^ Hutchinson, Peter (2004). Central America & Mexico 2004. Footprint Travel Guides. p. 957. ISBN 1-903471-72-9.

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Coordinates: 13°07′N 84°11′W / 13.117°N 84.183°W / 13.117; -84.183