Bridge and entrance to the city of Waslala in 2008.
|Department||North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region|
|• Municipality||510 sq mi (1,330 km2)|
|Time zone||Central Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||No DST (UTC-6)|
The Nicaraguan Revolution affected Waslala tremendously - it was the location of many guerrilla fights. The city has electricity, television and cable service, and cell phone service. Few of the 95 outlying communities have electricity or running water although some business owners have generators for limited power supplies.
Waslala has a tropical climate and two seasons - wet and dry.
Waslala and the surrounding areas are covered with vegetation, have water-filled rivers and streams and offer scenic views of the forests and countryside. Nicaragua's deforestation did hit Waslala where farmers cut down many trees to make way for farms.