Bonanza, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

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Bonanza is located in Nicaragua
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 14°01′50″N 84°35′50″W / 14.03056°N 84.59722°W / 14.03056; -84.59722
Country Nicaragua
Region North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
 • Land733 sq mi (1,898 km2)
 (2019 estimate)[1]
 • Municipality29,151
 • Density39.8/sq mi (15.36/km2)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (No DST)

Bonanza (Spanish pronunciation: [boˈnansa]) is a town and a municipality in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua.

In 1996, the local authorities chose for the first time to vote.

Bonanza Municipality has a population of 29,151 (2019 estimate). The majority of the population are of mestiza origin and banana cultivation is important for the economy. The gold mining activity in Bonanza also attracted the population of many parts of the world in the search of the metal.


The town is served by San Pedro Airport.

External links[edit]

  • Pictoral History of Bonanza - to view more photos of Bonanza mine and town between 1956 and 1961, compliments of Jim Drebert, go to this address to see Siuna area photos including Bonanza area: Picasa - Jim Drebert
Bonanza and Rosita Mine and town complex in the late 1950s
Mining town of Bonanza and Rosita area filmed in the late 1950s
Bonanza and Rosita Mine complex in the late 1950s


  1. ^ Population of departments and municipalities in Nicaragua

Coordinates: 14°01′N 84°35′W / 14.017°N 84.583°W / 14.017; -84.583