Matagalpa Department

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Departamento de Matagalpa
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Matagalpa Department in Nicaragua.svg
 • Total8,523 km2 (3,291 sq mi)
 • Total574,058
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2NI-MT

Matagalpa (Spanish pronunciation: [mataˈɣalpa]) is a department in central Nicaragua. It covers an area of 8,523 km² and has a population of 604,900 (2010 est). The capital is the city of Matagalpa with about 200,000.

Matagalpa is the second region of the country in population size, and the fourth in area (after the North Atlantic, the South Atlantic, and Jinotega.

Matagalpa is the most diversified region producing coffee, cattle, milk products, vegetables, wood, gold, flowers. Its extensive forests, rivers and geography are suited for ecotourism.


  1. Ciudad Darío
  2. Esquipulas
  3. Matagalpa
  4. Matiguas
  5. Muy Muy
  6. Rancho Grande
  7. Río Blanco
  8. San Dionisio
  9. San Isidro
  10. San Ramón
  11. Sébaco
  12. Terrabona
  13. Tuma-La Dalia

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Coordinates: 12°55′N 85°55′W / 12.917°N 85.917°W / 12.917; -85.917