Malpais stone.

Larreynaga is one of the most recently created municipalities in the political jurisdiction of the department of León. It was founded in 1936 and in 1944 it was elevated to the category of municipality.

Its municipal seat, Malpaisillo, has its etymological origin from a local volcanic stone called “malpaís”.

The municipality of Larreynaga is located 118 kilometers from the city of Managua. It limits to the north with the municipalities of The Willow and Villanueva, to the south with La Paz Center, to the east with The Jicaral, and to the west with León and telica.

The fundamental economic activity of the municipality is agriculture. Here they are dedicated to the sowing of grains and crops such as sesame, beans, corn and sorghum, mainly.

Another part of the economy is dedicated to mining production and dual-purpose livestock production (milk and meat).

Demographic data

Territorial expansion



780.22 km2 92.28 masl 32,438 inhabitants
Urban: 13,904 - Rural: 18,534


Bean cultivation.

To get to the municipality of Larreynaga, to the city of Malpaisillo, from Managua you first have to get to León by boarding the buses that leave from the Israel Lewites Market or from the interurban terminal located in front of the Casimiro Sotelo Montenegro National University, on an express trip. The duration of the trip is approximately one hour and 15 minutes to the city of León.

In León you must board the buses that go to the municipality of San Isidro, those that make a stop in the city of Malpaisillo, this trip takes about 50 minutes.

Another option is to take the new international corridor Managua - Rotonda La Paz Centro - Rotonda Malpaisillo - Villa 15 de Julio, Malpaisillo is located 38 kilometers from the roundabout of La Paz Centro.



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