León, Nicaragua

🇳🇮 León is the second largest city in Nicaragua. Founded by the Spanish as Santiago de los Caballeros de León, it is the capital and largest city of León Department.

León is located along the Río Chiquito (Chiquito River), some 90 km (56 miles) north-west of Managua, and some 18 km (11 miles) east of the Pacific Ocean coast. León has long been the political and intellectual centre of the nation and its National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) was founded in 1813, making it the second oldest university in Central America. León is also an important industrial, agricultural, and commercial centre for Nicaragua, exporting sugar cane, cattle, peanut, plantain, and sorghum. The city has been home to many of Nicaragua's most noteworthy poets including Rubén Darío, Alfonso Cortés and Salomón de la Selva.

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León was ranked #1309 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. León has a population of over 211,300 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities León is twinned with: 🇩🇪 Hamburg, Germany; 🇬🇧 Oxford, United Kingdom; 🇺🇸 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA 🇺🇸 New Haven, Connecticut, USA 🇺🇸 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA 🇳🇱 Utrecht, Netherlands; 🇺🇸 Raleigh, United States; 🇸🇪 Lund, Sweden; 🇪🇸 Alicante, Spain; 🇺🇸 Janesville, Wisconsin, USA 🇲🇽 León, Mexico; 🇦🇹 Salzburg, Austria.

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