The Nahuatl translators of the Spanish hosts identified the name of Sébaco with the meaning of “serpent woman”, from the words Cihua = woman; and Coált = serpent.

Onion production

Onion production

Sébaco, with a cool and pleasant climate, with its stories and legends that surround the city awaits you.

The municipality of Sébaco is located 97 kilometers from the city of Managua. It limits to the north with La Trinidad and Jinotega, to the south with Terrabona and Ciudad Darío, to the east with Matagalpa and to the west with San Isidro.

The fundamental economic activities of the municipality are commerce and agriculture, they are dedicated to the cultivation of onions, rice, sorghum, corn, vegetables, chia and linseed for export.

Demographic data

Territorial expansion



289.81 km2 469.67 masl 36,220 inhabitants
Urbana: 25,193 - Rural: 11,027

How to reach?

Entrance to the town of Sébaco

Entrance to the town of Sébaco

To get to the city of Sébaco you can take a collective transport unit from COTRAN Norte at the Mercado Mayoreo, in Managua. Board the buses that travel to Matagalpa, Jinotega, Estelí, Ocotal or Somoto, the buses leave every 30 minutes. The trips last two hours on the “routed” buses and an hour and a half on the express ones.

You can also travel by private vehicle, where it will take you just 1 hour and 15 minutes to arrive. You must go along the Panamerican Highway until you reach Sébaco.


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