Area 4,822 km²
|ISO 3166 code NI-CI|
Population 429,557 (2015)
|University Universidad Cristiana Autónoma de Nicaragua|
Clubs and Teams Chinandega FC, Scorpión FC, VCP Chinandega, Flor de Caña FC
Points of interest Cosigüina, Tour Flor De Caña, San Cristóbal Volcano, Museo Municipal, Centro Recreativo
Chinandega ([tʃinanˈdeɣa]) is a department in Nicaragua, located on the border with Honduras. It covers an area of 4,822.42 km² and has a population of 429,557 (2015 estimate). The capital is the city of Chinandega.
Map of Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
Largely agricultural, it produces rum from sugar cane; other products are bananas, peanuts, shrimp and salt.