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North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

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Subject: Waspam, Nicaragua, Mulukuku, Prinzapolka, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Collection: Autonomous Regions of Nicaragua, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, Región Autónoma Del Atlántico Norte
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North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Spanish: Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte), sometimes shortened to RACCN, is one of two autonomous regions in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 32,159 km² and has a population of 249,700 (2005 census). It is the largest autonomous region or department in Nicaragua. The capital is Puerto Cabezas.

The RACCN has a Regional Council made up of representatives of different political parties (such as the Sandinistas (FSLN), YATAMA (ethnic indigenous party), and others) as well as all the municipalities. They hold sessions in an Assembly in Puerto Cabezas.

The RACCN, in addition to Mestizos, contains populations from different indigenous groups, including the Miskitos, Mayangnas, and Creoles.


The RACCN contains eight municipalities:

  1. Bonanza
  2. Prinzapolka
  3. Puerto Cabezas
  4. Rosita
  5. Siuna
  6. Waslala
  7. Waspam
  8. Mulukuku

External links

  • The autonomous regions of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast
  • From Conflict to Autonomy in Nicaragua: Lessons Learnt - report by Minority Rights Group International, April 2007


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