Madriz Department

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Madriz

Departamento de Madriz
Department
Flag of Madriz
Flag
Coat of arms of Madriz
Coat of arms
Madriz Department in Nicaragua.svg
CountryNicaragua
CapitalSomoto
Area
 • Total1,602 km2 (619 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total133,300
 • Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2NI-MD

Madriz (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈðɾis]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 1,602 km² and has a population of 133,300 (2005 census). The capital is Somoto.

Madriz was created from Nueva Segovia department in August 1936, and named after President José Madriz.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Las Sabanas
  2. Palacagüina
  3. San José de Cusmapa
  4. San Juan del Río Coco
  5. San Lucas
  6. Somoto
  7. Telpaneca
  8. Totogalpa
  9. Yalagüina

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Coordinates: 13°29′N 86°35′W / 13.483°N 86.583°W / 13.483; -86.583