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The city of Jinotega is the capital of the department of Jinotega in the north central region of Nicaragua.The city is located in a long valley surrounded by the cool climate and Dariense Isabelia ridge located 142km north of the capital Managua. Jinotega has a population of 123,548 inhabitants (city) and 417,372 department. Jinotega produces 80% of Nicaragua's coffee, which is exported to the United States, Russia, Canada and Europe.Also in Jinotega are several rivers and a lake. Apanas, an artificial lake of 51 square kilometers that provides hydropower to much of the country Although there is some contradiction as to the origin of the name, Jinotega is generally known as "The City of Mists" (Ciudad de la Brumas) for the magnificent whisks of clouds continuously feathering through the top of the valley. Another generally accepted name is" The Eternal City of Men "(" City of Eternal Men " ).Jinotega is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Santa María de Pantasma and Wiwili south by the municipalities of Matagalpa and Sébaco east by the municipalities of El Cua, Bocay, and Tuma La Dalia west by the municipalities of La Trinidad, San Rafael del Norte, La Concordia, and San Sebastian de YaliGeography Mountains: Cuspire, Chimborazo, Kilambe, Peñas Blancas, Zinica, Saslaya, Baba, Asan Rahra Valleys: Jinotega city, Pantasma, Cua, Wiili, Wamblan, Bocay Rivers: Coco, Yali, Montecristo, Pantasma, Cua, Wamblan, ULwaskin, Bocay, Wina, Amaka, Tuma, Viejo Lakes: Apanas Municipalities nearby: Yali, Pantasma, San Rafel del Norte, La Concordia, El Cua, Wiwili, Bocay The climate is subtropical and tropical in the high valleys, dry in summer, rainy in winter and cool in the mountains.
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