Rivas on the map of Nicaragua
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|City Presidency||Wilfredo López Hernández, FSLN|
Rivas is located on the Panamericana , about four kilometers from the west bank of Lake Nicaragua , between the border with Costa Rica at Peñas Blancas in the south (35 km) and the capital Managua in the north (100 km) and acts as an important hub on the one hand to the coastal town San Juan del Sur on the Pacific and on the other hand to the offshoot of the ferry in San Jorge on the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. The center of the city is the Parque Central with the Church of San Pedro. The large market to the west of it also serves as the bus station, from which the yellow buses go in all directions in the region as well as to Costa Rica or Managua.
The mayor of the city and municipality of Rivas has been the cattle farmer Wilfredo López Hernández from the FSLN since the elections on November 9, 2008 . He replaces radio presenter José René Martinez Somoza from the Partido Liberal Constitucionalista (PLC), who had been mayor since November 7, 2004. Wilfredo Lopez is the first Sandinista mayor in the city's history.
sons and daughters of the town
- Patricio Rivas (* around 1810; † 1867), lawyer and head of state of Nicaragua for a few months in 1840/41
- Adán Cárdenas (1836–1916), President of Nicaragua 1883–1887
- Francisco Urcuyo Maliaños (1915-2001), Short-term President of Nicaragua (July 17-18, 1979)
- Violeta Barrios de Chamorro (* 1929), President of Nicaragua 1990–1996 and thus the first elected President of America at all
- Offenbach am Main , Germany
- Principales candidatos a alcalde de Rivas , La Prensa, October 3, 2008. Retrieved February 27, 2009.
- Por primera vez en la historia de esta ciudad: Sandinismo conquista Rivas ( Memento of the original of November 13, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , elpueblopresidente.com, November 9, 2008. Retrieved February 27, 2009.
- town twinning. From: offenbach.de, accessed on March 25, 2018.