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Chinandega (pronunciation: [tʃinanˈdeɣa]) is a city (134,720 inhabitants in 2015) and the departmental seat of Chinandega department in Nicaragua. It is also the administrative centre of the surrounding municipality of the same name. It is Nicaragua's fifth largest city. In 1842, it was named capital of the short-lived Federal Republic of Central America (to be checked).