National Autonomous University of Nicaragua–León

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National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
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Motto

A la libertad por la universidad

Traditional motto:

Sic Itur ad Astra (The way to the stars)
Type Public
Established 1680, 1812
Rector Octavio Guevara
Location León, Nicaragua
Website www.unanleon.edu.ni/

The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua–León (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua-León, UNAN-León) is a state-funded public university of Nicaragua. UNAN-León is the oldest university in the country, established in 1812.[1]

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UNAN-León has its roots in the Tridentine Seminary College of Saint Raymond (Spanish: Colegio Seminario Tridentino de San Ramón), established in the city of León in 1680. In 1812, UNAN-León became the second university in Central America and the last one established during the end of the Spanish colony in the Americas.

By government decree in 1983 the campus of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in León and Managua, became two separate entities; UNAN and UNAN-León.[2]

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Coordinates: 12°26′12″N 86°52′45″W / 12.4368°N 86.8791°W / 12.4368; -86.8791