Due to the physical characteristics of its inhabitants, it is popularly called "The town of the cheles", since they are white-skinned and blue-eyed, very different from the other inhabitants of the region.

Santa Teresa del Mogoton Farm

The municipality of San Fernando is located 248 kilometers from the city of Managua. It limits to the north with the Republic of Honduras, to the south with Ciudad Antigua, to the east with Jalapa and to the west with Mozonte.

The fundamental economic activity of the municipality is cattle ranching, the production of basic grains and the cultivation of coffee.

Demographic data

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236 km2 729.14 AMSL 10,874 inhabitants
Urbana: 5,172 - Rural: 5,702


To get to this municipality you must board a bus at Mercado El Mayoreo in Managua, bound for Ocotal-Jalapa, your only stop to get to the municipality will be at the Parque Central de San Fernando, because this place does not have a bus terminal.

You can also travel by private vehicle, taking the North Pan-American Highway passing through Tipitapa, San Benito, Las Maderas, Las Calabazas, Ciudad Darío, Sébaco, San Isidro, La Trinidad, Estelí, Condega, Yalagüina, Totogalpa, Ocotal, Mozonte and finally San Ferdinand.


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