The population is approximately 10,000 people. It is located along the highway between Managua and León. The small municipality is known for its small shops and pottery. La Paz Centro is the home of the Asososca Lagoon Natural Reserve, which is one of the few water reserves in Nicaragua that remains uncontaminated. La Paz Centro and the bordering town Nagarote are in a feud between which town makes the best quesillos.