Managua Tourism, Nicaragua

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Managua (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈna.ɣwa]) is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as of the department of the same name. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua, it is Nicaragua's largest city, with a projected population in 2015 of 1,048,134 within the city limits and a population of 1,337,709 in the metropolitan area, which additionally includes the municipalities of Ciudad Sandino, El Crucero, Nindirí, Ticuantepe and Tipitapa. The city was declared the national capital in 1852. Prior, the capital alternated between the cities of León and Granada. The 1972 Nicaragua earthquake and years of civil war in the 1980s severely disrupted and stunted Managua's growth. It was not until the mid-1990s that Managua began to see a resurgence. Managua's population is composed predominantly of mestizos and whites who are mainly of Spanish descent, with a minority being of French, Jewish Nicaraguan, German Nicaraguan, Italian, Russian and Turkish descent.


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Facts and Stats for Managua*

  • Pollution Statistics in Managua

    Know the pollution level of Managua before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 67.86 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78.57 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 85.71 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Managua: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Managua for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Managua.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.06 (High)
    • Car Stealing 26.39 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 23.53 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.94 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.47 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.82 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.22 (Moderate)
  • Living in Managua - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Managua is 139.61 (High)

    • Safety Index 58.69 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.8 (High)
    • Pollution Index 67.73 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.58 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.29 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.94 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 31.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Managua

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Managua

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.65 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Managua Tours for you

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    San Juan Del Sur Transfer New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

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  • Granada Isletas and City tour
    Granada Isletas and City tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

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    Private Transfer from and To Poneloya or Las Peitas Beach- Leon, Nicaragua New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

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