|Departamento de Managua|
|Area||3,672 km2 (1,418 sq mi)|
Managua (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈna.ɣwa]) is a department in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 3,672 km² and has a population of 1,380,300 (2005 census), making it the country's most populated department. The capital is the city of Managua, which is also the capital of Nicaragua. The department has two coastlines, on the Pacific Ocean and on Lake Managua, but does not border Lake Nicaragua.