The town was formed in 1952, initially promoted by Pedro Soza, Francisco Morales and Pedro Castillo. In 1957, Río Blanco received a subdivision permit on Mr. Tomás García's farm. The first trail was made in 1970 and in 1973 the first mayor, Absalón Soza Zapata, was appointed.

Town seen from Cerro Musún

On July 08, 1974, the municipality of Río Blanco was officially created, dismembering it from the Matiguás territory. 

Río Blanco is the center of commerce and communication with the communities and mining areas of the North Caribbean, linking them with the rest of the country. Get to know it, it's our north!

Main productive activity.

Río Blanco is located 200 kilometers from Managua, capital of the republic. It limits to the north with Rancho Grande, Waslala and Mulukukú, to the south and west with Matiguás and to the east with the municipality of Paiwas.

The economy of the municipality is based mainly on agricultural use and livestock.

The main productive activity is double-purpose cattle raising: meat and milk, and it is the one with the greatest weight for the municipal economy. The main crops are corn, beans, cocoa, rice, and sugar cane.

Demographic data

Territorial expansion



662.51 km2 269.18 masl 36, 750 inhabitants
Urbana: 16,605 - Rural: 18,658

How to reach?

Central Park

To visit this municipality, you must take a collective transport unit bound for Río Blanco, at the Mercado Mayoreo terminal.

If you go by private vehicle from Managua, you must take the North Pan-American Highway and turn towards Boaco at the San Benito junction. Follow the signs and go through the municipalities of Muy Muy and Matiguás until you reach Río Blanco.


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