- This article is about the capital city of Nicaragua. For other uses, see en:Managua (disambiguation).
Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as the department and municipality by the same name. It is also the largest city in Nicaragua. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua. The city has a population of about 1,680,100; composed predominantly of mestizos, whites and Spanish-speaking criollos (unmixed Europeans).