Managua Nicaragua is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as the department and municipality by the same name. It is the largest city in Nicaragua in terms of population and geographic size. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Xolotlán or Lake Managua, the city was declared the national capital in 1852.Prior to its inception as the capital city, the title had alternated between the cities of León and Granada. The city has a metropolitan population of about 2,408,000, this includes the neighboring cities of Ciudad Sandino and Tipitapa. Managua is composed predominantly of mestizos and whiteswho are mainly of Spanish descent, with a small minority being of German and Italian descent. Managua is the second most populous city in Central America, after Guatemala City.
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