León, Nicaragua

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León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua.wikipedia
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León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua.
Previously, the capital alternated between the cities of León and Granada.

Nicaragua

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León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua.
That year, the conquistador Francisco Hernández de Córdoba founded two of Nicaragua's principal cities: Granada on Lake Nicaragua was the first settlement, followed by León at a location west of Lake Managua.

Rubén Darío

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The city has been home to many of Nicaragua's most noteworthy poets including Rubén Darío, Alfonso Cortés and Salomón de la Selva.
His parents, Luis Burgos and Rosa Sarmiento were married on April 26, 1866, in León, Nicaragua, after obtaining the necessary ecclesiastic permissions since they were second degree cousins.

Salomón de la Selva

The city has been home to many of Nicaragua's most noteworthy poets including Rubén Darío, Alfonso Cortés and Salomón de la Selva. Other illustrious figures buried at Leon's cathedral are: the poets Salomón de la Selva and Alfonso Cortés, the father of Nicaragua's independence Miguel Larreynaga, classical composer and musician José de la Cruz Mena, and several bishops.
Salomón de la Selva (March 20, 1893, León Nicaragua - February 5, 1959, Paris, France) was a Nicaraguan poet and honorary member of the Mexican Academy of Language.

León Department

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Founded by the Spanish as Santiago de los Caballeros de León, it is the capital and largest city of León Department.
The capital is the city of León.

Granada, Nicaragua

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For some years, the capital shifted back and forth between León and the city of Granada.
Granada is also known as La Gran Sultana, in reflection of its Moorish and Andalusian appearance, unlike its sister city and historical rival León, which displays Castilian trends.

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua

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León has long been the political and intellectual center of the nation and its National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) was founded in 1813, making it the second oldest university in Central America.
The original campus, UNAN-Leon, is located in León and is now secondary, mainly used for medicine majors.

Sandinista National Liberation Front

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The façade of the building was destroyed during fighting between the National Guard and Sandinistas in 1979.
The University of Léon, and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) in Managua were two of the principal centers of activity.

Municipalities of Nicaragua

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, the municipality of León had an projected population of 206,264.

Federal Republic of Central America

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So naturally, when Nicaragua withdrew from the United Provinces of Central America in 1839, León became the capital of the new nation.
Driven by regional rivalries, many localities refused to accept the newly formed federal powers in Guatemala—San Salvador, Comayagua, León, and Cartago were in open revolt.

Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (founder of Nicaragua)

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The first city named León in Nicaragua was founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba about 20 mi east of the present site.
- 1526) is usually reputed as the founder of Nicaragua, and in fact he founded two important Nicaraguan cities, Granada and León.

Momotombo

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* León Viejo, the ruins of the original city of León which was buried by an eruption of the Momotombo volcano in 1610.
Momotombo is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, not far from the city of León.

Alfonso Cortés

The city has been home to many of Nicaragua's most noteworthy poets including Rubén Darío, Alfonso Cortés and Salomón de la Selva. Other illustrious figures buried at Leon's cathedral are: the poets Salomón de la Selva and Alfonso Cortés, the father of Nicaragua's independence Miguel Larreynaga, classical composer and musician José de la Cruz Mena, and several bishops.
Cortés was born in the colonial city of León, Nicaragua.

Juan Bautista Sacasa

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City Hall, built in 1935, it was damaged during the revolution of 1979. The building was designed in Art Deco style by architect Marcelo Targa, and was built during the administration of then president Juan Bautista Sacasa. It is a building of important architectural value.
Juan Bautista Sacasa (21 December 1874 in León, Nicaragua – 17 April 1946 in Los Angeles, California) was the President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1933 to 9 June 1936.

Azarías Pallais

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Azarías Pallais, poet and literary figure (1884–1954).
He was born in León.

Anastasio Somoza García

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Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza García was shot and mortally wounded in León on September 21, 1956. During the Somoza regime, it housed political prisoners and those who were "disappeared" by the Guardia Nacional.
Shortly after being nominated, he was shot on 21 September 1956 by the poet Rigoberto López Pérez in the city of León, and died several days later in a Panama Canal Zone hospital.

National Guard (Nicaragua)

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During the Somoza regime, it housed political prisoners and those who were "disappeared" by the Guardia Nacional.
The Compañías de Seguridad de la Guardia Nacional (CSGN, Security Companies for short) were dispersed throughout the country's 16 provinces (Spanish: Departamentos), being allocated one per each in the provincial capitals of Boaco (Boaco), Jinotepe (Carazo), Chinandega (Chinandega), Juigalpa (Chontales), Estelí (Estelí), Granada (Granada), Jinotega (Jinotega), León (León), Madriz (Somoto), Masaya (Masaya), Matagalpa (Matagalpa), Ocotal (Nueva Segovia), Rivas (Rivas), San Carlos (Río San Juan) and Bluefields (Zelaya).

Blanca Aráuz

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The National Heroine Blanca Aráuz was incarcerated in the facility during the guerrilla insurgency following the Constitutionalist War.
The following year, she was arrested again and sent with her mother and sister to Prison 21 in León.

Enrique Bermúdez

Enrique Bermúdez, Contra leader (1932–1991).
Bermúdez was born on December 11, 1932 in León, Nicaragua, the son of a mechanical engineer and a domestic servant.

Miguel Larreynaga

Other illustrious figures buried at Leon's cathedral are: the poets Salomón de la Selva and Alfonso Cortés, the father of Nicaragua's independence Miguel Larreynaga, classical composer and musician José de la Cruz Mena, and several bishops.
Miguel Larreinaga was born in León, Nicaragua.

Pedro Arias Dávila

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It is a World Heritage Site and its founder is buried there, in a crypt beneath his statue, along with other figures including Pedrarias Dávila who had ordered his assassination.
In the same year, he was superseded as Governor of Panama by Pedro de los Ríos and retired to León in Nicaragua, where he was named its new governor on July 1, 1527.

León Viejo

Ruins of León Viejo
* León Viejo, the ruins of the original city of León which was buried by an eruption of the Momotombo volcano in 1610. The ruins of that city are known as León Viejo and were excavated in 1960.
It was the original location of León.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Oxford

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