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Diocese of Esteli

Dioecesis Esteliensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 17 December 1962
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Managua
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Square Kilometers: 7,298 (2,818 Square Miles)
  • Description: Esteli, Nueva Segovia, and Madriz
  • Mailing Address: Obispado, Apartado 16, Estelí, Nicaragua
  • Telephone: 713-5939
  • Fax: 713-3037

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
17 December 1962ErectedDiocese of León en Nicaragua Diocese of Esteli (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1966168,000169,50099.1%1241610,50044316ap1967
1968185,500191,21897.0%1261810,305612ap1971
1976230,324233,32498.7%178259,212134417ap1977
1977243,950251,45097.0%1762310,606124417ap1981
1990282,000314,00089.8%1418328,812303526ap1991
1999580,600650,50089.3%30174712,3535262723ap2000
2000638,660715,55089.3%33175012,7735262723ap2001
2001638,660715,55089.3%14102426,6105192723ap2002
2002730,550760,85096.0%17102727,0575192923ap2003
2003740,450775,54095.5%21143521,1555232923ap2004
2004814,495853,09495.5%20143423,9555232924ap2005
2006913,862957,17195.5%2293129,4795182924ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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