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Nicaragua Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 5,291   Population 2000 (UN '000) 5,071
Area (km2) 118,279   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 29
Number of Administrative Units 144   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 37
Number of Urban Extents 32   Number of Settlement Points 40

Nicaragua Details

Continent North America
Country Name Nicaragua
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Departmento
Level2 Type Municipio
Number of Units 144
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 37
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1995
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 3,595
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 4,357
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 5,291
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 3,824
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 4,426
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 5,071
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 118,279
Average Input Resolution (km) 29
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 40
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 886,265
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 9,377
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 54,751
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 32
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,183
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 5
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 90
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 2,893
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 840,168
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,673
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 58,294
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,865,411
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 2%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 38%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 57%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 34
Regression-estimated Extents 5
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INEI), 1996. Censos Nacionales 1995, Cifras Oficiales Finales. Managua, Nicaragua.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Mapa de la Division Politico Administrativa, 1997. Proyeccion Transversal de Mercator. Escala: 1:750000.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Celade, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; City Population,;World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Administrative centres of depart-ments and municipios.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
CEPAL''s department level growth rate from 1971 to 1995 applied to 1995 population project to target years. The following units are merged and their populations aggregated: ? In the Region Autonoma del Atlantico Sur - El Ayote merged with El Rama; El Tortugero merged with La cruz de Rio Grande; Corn Island merged with Laguna de Perlas. ? In Departamento de Chontales ? San Francisco de Cuapa merged with Juigalpa; El Coral merged with Villa Sandino. ? In Departamento de Jinotega ? El Cua merged with San Jose de Bocay. ? In Departamento de Nueva Segovia ? Wiwili de Nueva Segovia merged with Wiwili de Jinotega. ? In Departamento de Chinandega ? SantoTomas del Norte merged with San Pedro del Norte. ? In Departamento de Managua - El Crucero and Ciudad Sandino merged with Managua.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: