Monument to Ruben Dario.

The city of León was founded in the province of Nagrando or Nagrandano, together with the indigenous population of Imabite on the shores of Lake Xolotlán or Leon Lagoon, as it was known in colonial-era documents.

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the main peoples that inhabited the region were the Chorotegas, of northern origin, and the Sutiabas, native inhabitants of the territory that is today the municipality of León.

León is located 92 kilometers from the city of Managua. It limits to the north with Quezalguaque and Telica, to the south with the Pacific Ocean, to the east with the municipalities of Larreynaga, La Paz Centro and Nagarote, and to the west with Corinto and Chichigalpa.

The traditional economy of the municipality is based on the service and agricultural sector.

Agricultural activity is dominated by the cultivation of basic grains, peanuts, sesame, sorghum, cassava, banana and sugar cane are also cultivated. Livestock is the second economic activity, the most important item is beef, although there is pig and poultry production.

Demographic data

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598.38 km2 75.69 m asl 37,558 inhabitants
Urban: 24,066 - Rural: 13,492


Lions at the southeast entrance to the city.

You can get to Nagarote by taking a transport unit at the bus terminal in front of the Casimiro Sotelo Montenegro National University, or at the Israel Lewites Market you take a bus to the city of León, since this municipality is on the road. There are also buses that take you directly.

If you are going to travel by vehicle, take the new road to León, and be guided by the traffic signs that will indicate you when you arrive at the entrance of the municipality.



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