Land ownership and tenure

According to the Autonomy Regime, the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua has three types of property: private, public and communal. Communal property is non-transferable. However, leasing contracts and association agreements can be established with the authorization of the correspondent territorial and communal governments.

Indigenous and Afro-descendant territories in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

 

 

No.

Territory

Number of communities

Population

Titled or soon to be titled surface (hectares)

Department

1

Twi Fahbra

10

9,736

288,658.60

RACCN

2

Tuahka

14

8,718

54,556.40

RACCN

3

Awaltara Luphia Nani Tasbaya

16

7,753

241,000.00

RACCS

4

Karata

5

13,181

85,374.00

RACCN

5

Kipla Sait Tasbaika Kum

14

5,164

113,597.00

RACCN

6

Cuenca de Laguna de Perlas

12

8,795

466,000.00

RACCS

7

Li Lamni Tasbaika Kum

26

9,103

138,227.00

RACCN

8

Waupasa Twi

12

n/a

n/a

RACCN

9

Mayangna Sauni Bas

1

870

43,241.40

RACCN

10

Awas Tingni  Mayangna / Sauni Umani (AMASAU)

3

1,164

73,394.00

RACCN

11

Mayangna Sauni As

16

10,000

163,810.00

RACCN

12

Mayangna Sauni Bu

9

1,186

102,425.00

Jinotega (Special Zone Alto Wangki-Bocay)

13

Miskito Indian Tasbaika Kum

14

3,452

69,055.00

Jinotega (Special Zone Alto Wangki-Bocay)

14

Prinzu Auhya Un

n/a

 

n/a

RACCN

15

Prinzu Awala

19

5,372

414,955.40

RACCN

16

Tasba Pri

29

8,484

147,425.00

RACCN

17

Tawira

17

15,829

304,425.00

RACCN

18

Territorio Rama y Kriol

35

1,936

484,256.00

RACCS

19

Mayangna Sauni Arungka-Matumgbak

8

4,743

48,723.10

RACCN

20

Wangki Li Aubra Tasbaya

18

7,991

88,434.80

RACCN

21

Wangki Maya Tasbaya

22

16,596

138,881.90

RACCN

22

Wangki Twi - Tasba Raya

21

18,117

162,181.60

RACCN

23

Territorio creole de Bluefields

4

n/a

94 ,050.0

RACCS

Source: PRONicaragua based on data from CONADETI (2012-2015) and territorial diagnosis, 2017.

For more information about the different mechanisms of land ownership and tenure in the Caribbean Coast,

visit our Procedures to Operate section