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Río San Juan Department

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Subject: Municipalities of Nicaragua, El Castillo (village), List of airports in Nicaragua, Miss Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Collection: Departments of Nicaragua, Río San Juan Department, States and Territories Established in 1957
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Río San Juan Department

Río San Juan
Country Nicaragua
Capital San Carlos
Area 7,473 km2 (2,885 sq mi)
Population 95,500 (2005)
ISO 3166-2 NI-SJ

Río San Juan is a department in Nicaragua. It was formed in 1957 from parts of Chontales and Zelaya departments. It covers an area of 7,473 km² and has a population of 95,500 (2005 census). The capital is San Carlos. The Department also includes the Solentiname Islands archipelago and the San Juan River, after which it is named. Trinidad, in Río San Juan, is the most southerly point in Nicaragua.


  1. El Almendro
  2. El Castillo
  3. Morrito
  4. San Carlos
  5. San Juan de Nicaragua
  6. San Miguelito

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