Rosita is a municipality at the Autonomous North Atlantic Region in the Republic of Nicaragua. The municipality borders to the north with the municipality of Waspán, Prinzapolka to the south, to the east with the municipalities of Puerto Cabezas and Prinzapolka, and west by the municipalities of Siuna and Bonanza.
The county seat is located 480 km from Managua City. The municipality has a humid subtropical climate, with annual rainfall ranging between 1.900 and 3.290 mm. Coordinates 13°53'N, 84°24'O
The main economic activity is agriculture, with a poor soil which causes the unemployment rate be 80% .The small gold mining activity represents a multiplier of the local economy.
The city, formerly known as Santa Rita, grew as a town in the early 40's, when mining the Rosario Mining Company began. Explorations between 1951 and 1955 led to the discovery and exploitation of copper ore, which ceased to be exploited on 1975 with the fall of the price of this metal. After being nationalized the mine in 1979, was abandoned in 1982 and completely dismantled.
As the city is multiethnic (Sumu, Miskitu, Creole and mestizo), each ethnic group has its own festivals, which are held mostly in rural communities, maintaining the customs of their ancestors. Typical meals include wabul made with bananas, taro and cassava or Buna, made with pihibaye, cassava and fruits of the period.