Managua

Managua

Leal Villa De Santiago De Managua
Managua, Nicaragua
From left to right:
Flag of Managua
Flag
Official seal of Managua
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Novia del Xolotlán
(English: The Bride of Xolotlán)[1]
Managua is located in Nicaragua
Managua
Managua
Coordinates: 12°8′11″N 86°15′5″W / 12°8′11″N 86°15′5″W / 12.13639; -86.25139
CountryNicaragua
DepartmentManagua
MunicipalityManagua
Founded1819
Seat of the Government1852
Capital of the Nation1852[2][3]
Government
 • MayorDaisy Torres
 • Vice MayorReina J. Ruedas
Area
 • City267.17 km2 (103.15 sq mi)
Elevation82.97 m (272.21 ft)
Population
(2016 estimate)[4]
 • City1,042,641
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,033,622
 • Metro
1,401,687
Demonymsmanagua, managüense, capitalino/a
Time zoneUTCGMT-6
http://www.managua.gob.ni/

Managua (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈnaɣwa]) is the capital and largest city of Nicaragua, and the center of eponymous department. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua, it had an estimated population 1,042,641 in 2016 within the city's administrative limits[4] and a population of 1,401,687[4] in the metropolitan area, which additionally includes the municipalities of Ciudad Sandino, El Crucero, Nindirí, Ticuantepe and Tipitapa.[5]

The city was declared the national capital in 1852.[2][3] Previously, the capital alternated between the cities of León and Granada. The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake and years of civil war in the 1980s severely disrupted and stunted Managua's growth. It was not until the mid-1990s that Managua began to see a resurgence.[citation needed]

Managua's population is composed predominantly of mestizos and whites who are mainly of Spanish descent, with a minority being of French, Jewish Nicaraguan, German Nicaraguan, Italian, Russian and Turkish descent.[citation needed]

Etymology

There are two possible origins for the name "Managua". It may have originated from the term Mana-ahuac, which in the indigenous Nahuatl language translates to "adjacent to the water" or site "surrounded by water".[2][3] Or, it may have come from the Mangue language, where the word managua was said to mean "place of the big man" or "chief".[6] Residents of the city are called managuas, managüenses, or capitalinos.

Other Languages
Acèh: Managua
Afrikaans: Managua
Alemannisch: Managua
አማርኛ: ማናጓ
العربية: ماناغوا
asturianu: Managua
Aymar aru: Manawa
azərbaycanca: Manaqua
Bân-lâm-gú: Managua
башҡортса: Манагуа
беларуская: Манагуа
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Манагуа
български: Манагуа
Boarisch: Managua
བོད་ཡིག: མ་ན་གུ་འ།
bosanski: Managua
brezhoneg: Managua
català: Managua
čeština: Managua
chiShona: Managua
Cymraeg: Managua
dansk: Managua
davvisámegiella: Managua
Deutsch: Managua
eesti: Managua
Ελληνικά: Μανάγουα
español: Managua
Esperanto: Managvo
euskara: Managua
فارسی: ماناگوئه
Fiji Hindi: Managua
français: Managua
Frysk: Managûa
Gaeilge: Managua
Gàidhlig: Managua
galego: Managua
Gĩkũyũ: Managua
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Managua
한국어: 마나과
հայերեն: Մանագուա
हिन्दी: मनागुआ
hrvatski: Managua
Ido: Managua
Bahasa Indonesia: Managua
interlingua: Managua
Interlingue: Managua
Ирон: Манагуæ
íslenska: Managva
italiano: Managua
עברית: מנגואה
ქართული: მანაგუა
Kinyarwanda: Managua
Kiswahili: Managua
Kongo: Managua
Kreyòl ayisyen: Managoua
Кыргызча: Манагуа
Ladino: Managua
Latina: Managua
latviešu: Managva
lietuvių: Managva
Ligure: Managua
Livvinkarjala: Managua
lumbaart: Managua
magyar: Managua
македонски: Манагва
മലയാളം: മനാഗ്വ
मराठी: मानाग्वा
Bahasa Melayu: Managua
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Managua
монгол: Манагуа
Nederlands: Managua (stad)
日本語: マナグア
нохчийн: Манагуа
Norfuk / Pitkern: Managua
norsk: Managua
norsk nynorsk: Managua
occitan: Managua
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Managua
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮਾਨਾਗੁਆ
Papiamentu: Managua
Patois: Managua
Piemontèis: Managua
polski: Managua
português: Manágua
română: Managua
Runa Simi: Managua
русский: Манагуа
саха тыла: Манагуа
sardu: Manàgua
Scots: Managua
shqip: Managua
Simple English: Managua
slovenčina: Managua (mesto)
slovenščina: Managua
српски / srpski: Манагва
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Managua
suomi: Managua
svenska: Managua
Tagalog: Managua
தமிழ்: மனாகுவா
Türkçe: Managua
українська: Манагуа
اردو: ماناگوا
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ماناگۇئا
vepsän kel’: Managua
Tiếng Việt: Managua
Winaray: Managua
吴语: 马那瓜
ייִדיש: מאנאגוע
Yorùbá: Managua
粵語: 馬拿瓜
中文: 馬拿瓜