León

León

León (Spanish pronunciation: [leˈon]) is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua. It was founded by the Spanish as Santiago de los Caballeros de León and rivals Granada, Nicaragua, in the number of historic Spanish colonial churches, secular buildings, and private residences. As of 2012[update], the city had an estimated population of 201,100.[1] which increases sharply during university season with many students coming from other regions of Nicaragua. It is the capital and largest city of León Department.

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