North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

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North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte (in Spanish)
Flag of the North Caribbean Autonomous Region
Flag
RACCS
Location of the North Caribbean Autonomous Region in Nicaragua.
CountryNicaragua
Largest cityPuerto Cabezas
CapitalPuerto Cabezas
Municipalities
Government
 • TypeDevolved government under presidential republic
 • BodyGovernment of the RACN
 • Regional Coordinator (Governor)TBDL leader (FSLN)
Autonomous Regional Council of the North Caribbean 47 councilors
National Assembly2??? deputies (of 92)

The North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Spanish: Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte, pronounced [reˈxjon au̯ˈtonoma ðe la ˈkosta kaˈɾiβe ˈnoɾte]), sometimes shortened to RACN, or RACCN (for North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region), or RAAN (for its former name of Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte), is one of two autonomous regions in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 32,159 km² and has a population of 249,700 (2005 census). It is the largest autonomous region or department in Nicaragua. The capital is Puerto Cabezas. It contains part of the region known as the Mosquito Coast.

The RACCN has a Regional Council of representatives of different political parties (such as the Sandinistas (FSLN) and YATAMA (ethnic indigenous party)) as well as all the municipalities. They hold sessions in an Assembly in Puerto Cabezas.

The RACCN, in addition to Mestizos, contains populations from different indigenous groups, including the Miskitos, Mayangnas, and Creoles.

Municipalities[edit]

The RACCN contains eight municipalities:

  1. Bonanza
  2. Prinzapolka
  3. Puerto Cabezas
  4. Rosita
  5. Siuna
  6. Waslala
  7. Waspam
  8. Mulukuku

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Coordinates: 14°01′41″N 83°22′51″W / 14.02806°N 83.38083°W / 14.02806; -83.38083