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Macuelizo It is a city with a lot of cultural potential, enigmatic, shrouded in mysteries, surrounded by mountains, picturesque landscapes, a pleasant climate and a friendly and hard-working population.

The municipality of Macuelizo is located 245 kilometers from the city of Managua. It limits to the north with the Republic of Honduras, to the south with Somoto, to the east with Dipilto and Ocotal; and to the west with Santa María.

The fundamental economic activity of the municipality is livestock and agriculture.

Demographic data

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254.59 km2 770.00 AMSL 6,775 inhabitants
Urbana: 528 - Rural: 6,247


Internal transportation

To get to the municipality of Macuelizo by public transport, you must go to the bus terminal at Mercado El Mayoreo in Managua and take a transport unit to the municipality of Ocotal, once in Ocotal look for another unit bound for the municipality of Macuelizo.

You can also travel by private transport taking the Pan-American highway north towards the municipality of Sébaco, where you must turn left towards the department of Estelí, passing through Madriz and later when you arrive in Ocotal you must drive 18.5 kms. more until you reach Macuelizo. The road is paved in excellent condition.


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