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Diocese of Matagalpa

Dioecesis Matagalpensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 19 December 1924
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Managua
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Square Kilometers: 6,794 (2,624 Square Miles)
  • Description: Matagalpa
  • Mailing Address: Apartado 53, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Telephone: 61.23.730
  • Fax: 61.23.224

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
19 December 1924ErectedArchdiocese of Managua Diocese of Matagalpa (erected)
18 June 1982Territory LostDiocese of Matagalpa Territorial Prelature of Jinotega (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949239,500240,00099.8%111121,7721714ap1951
1962227,700230,00099.0%1271911,984103714ap1967
1970268,000280,00095.7%981715,764125615ap1971
1976246,500286,00086.2%12112310,717225315ap1977
1980274,350325,50084.3%12112311,928244617ap1981
1990280,000290,00096.6%6131914,736144913ap1991
1999310,000325,00095.4%1492313,478127213ap2000
2000314,000330,00095.2%1091916,526125214ap2001
2001480,000500,00096.0%12122420,000167014ap2002
2003480,000500,00096.0%16122817,142167515ap2004
2004480,000500,00096.0%16112717,777155515ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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