Palacagüina

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Palacagüina
Municipality
Palacagüina is located in Nicaragua
Palacagüina
Palacagüina
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 13°27′N 86°24′W / 13.450°N 86.400°W / 13.450; -86.400
Country  Nicaragua
Department Madriz
Area
 • Municipality 61 sq mi (157 km2)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality 12,825
 • Density 210/sq mi (82/km2)
 • Urban 4,235

Palacagüina (Spanish pronunciation: [palakaˈɣwina]) is a municipality in the Madriz department of Nicaragua.

Palacagüina is a small town; the name comes from the Nahuatl language, meaning "village near the mountains."

Palacagüina is featured in the revolutionary song "Cristo Ya Nació."

Coordinates: 13°27′N 86°24′W / 13.450°N 86.400°W / 13.450; -86.400