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Wiwilí

The large, mountainous and sparsely populated municipality of Wiwili is crossed by several major rivers, like the Coco River (also named Wangki), where its capitol is also located. The majority of inhabitants of its center and southern area are mostly mestizos, while the ones living in the northern part are miskito communities.

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Getting There

To get to Wiwili, one must take the road that comes from Santa María de Pantasma, which also passes by the community of Asturias, goes parallel to Lake Apanas and starts (or ends, depending on your direction) in the Jinotega - San Rafael del Norte highway, 10 kilometers after leaving the city of Jinotega. After passing the urban center of Wiwilí, the road continues and takes you to the town of Wanblán. From there, you have to take a boat down the Coco River in order to get to the Miskito communities of North Nicaragua. There are buses that connect Wiwili with Jinotega, which is 105 kilometers away.