Matagalpa Department

Matagalpa Department is one of fifteen (15) departments and two (2) autonomous regions in Nicaragua. Matagalpa Department is roughly in the center of the country of Nicaragua and thus doesn't border either of the coasts and also doesn't border Lake Managua or Lake Nicaragua.

Matagalpa Department contains several Nicaragua Natural Reserves including the Sierra Quirragua Natural Reserve, the Cerro Musun Natural Reserve, the Cerro Apante Natural Reserve, the Cerro Kuskawas Nature Reserve, and portions of the Macizos de Penas Blancas Natural Reserve.

The capital of Matagalpa Department is the city of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.