Geography and Territory
The more than 551 km of coastline in the Caribbean Coast represent 70 percent of the national fisheries production, with an enormous potential for hydrocarbons. It is one of the world's most recognized touristic regions.
Autonomous Region of the North Caribbean Coast (RACCN)
This territory, of approximately 33,000 km2, was formed by wide and humid plains as well as a large portion of the jungle. It is crossed by wide and abundant rivers such as Coco (natural border with Honduras), Wawa, Kukalaya, Prinzapolka, and Río Grande de Matagalpa.
Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean Coast (RACCS)
This region represents around 27,000 km2. Its territory is a rainy jungle with higher temperatures than the RACCN throughout the year. The coastline also includes two large lagoons, Perlas and Bluefields, and communicate with each other by secondary canals.