Puerto Sandino

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Puerto Sandino
Puerto Sandino is located in Nicaragua
Puerto Sandino
Puerto Sandino
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 12°11′58″N 86°45′47″W / 12.19944°N 86.76306°W / 12.19944; -86.76306
Country Nicaragua
DepartmentLeón Department

Puerto Sandino is a coastal town in western Nicaragua. Prior to the 1979 revolution it was known as Puerto Somoza. Due to its crude oil supply line, it is a major port, and also plays a large role in Nicaragua's fishing industry. Puerto Sandino is an extremely popular location for surfing.[1][2][3]

U.S. attacks[edit]

While supporting the Contras in the 1980s, U.S. forces attacked Puerto Sandino on September 13 and October 14 of 1983. On March 28 and March 30, 1984 U.S. forces attacked patrol boats at Puerto Sandino.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Surfspots". Thunderbomb Surfcamp. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Inde: President plans to open up for oil exploration". Business News Americas. 3 June 2002. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Port of Sandino: General Information". Empresa Porturia Nacional. Retrieved 5 January 2013.

Coordinates: 12°11′58″N 86°45′47″W / 12.19944°N 86.76306°W / 12.19944; -86.76306