Masaya Department

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Masaya

Departamento de Masaya
Department
Flag of Masaya
Flag
Coat of arms of Masaya
Coat of arms
Masaya Department in Nicaragua.svg
CountryNicaragua
CapitalMasaya
Area
 • Total590 km2 (230 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total317,500
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2NI-MS

Masaya (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈsaʝa]) is a department in Nicaragua. It is the country's smallest department by area (590 km²) and has a population of 317,500 (2005 census). The capital is the city of Masaya. It is famous among Nicaraguan people for its nickname, "La Cuna Del Folklore" which translates to (The Cradle of Folklore). It is also the home of the Masaya Volcano, an active 635m volcano which last erupted in 2016.

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Catarina
  2. La Concepción
  3. Masatepe
  4. Masaya
  5. Nandasmo
  6. Nindirí
  7. Niquinohomo
  8. San Juan de Oriente
  9. Tisma

Coordinates: 11°58′N 86°06′W / 11.967°N 86.100°W / 11.967; -86.100