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With the Pacific Ocean as its western border, the León department of Nicaragua consists of ten municipalities – El Jicaral, El Sauce, La Paz Centro, Larreynaga, León, Nagarote, Quezalguaque, San Jose de Achuapa, Santa Rosa del Penon and Telica. The capital of the department is the city of León, located in the municipality of the same name.
León Viejo, a ruined town in the department of León, is viewed as the second oldest and the most well-developed, historical Spanish settlement in the whole of the Americas. This gives it important archaeological value. What is so fascinating about this settlement is that, unlike other settlements that develop and change over the years, it did not develop further and has been preserved ...
Situated in western Nicaragua, Leon is the second most important city after Managua. Blessed with graceful old architecture and a fascinating history, Leon has played a pivotal role in the country's history many times over. Modern day Leon may not be as important as it once was, but it serves as home to the National University which has proved to be a constant injection of life to the city.