List of cities in El Salvador

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The San Salvador Metropolitan Area.

This article shows a list of cities in El Salvador .



Over 100,000 or a High Human Development Index, and a high urbanization. AMSS = San Salvador Metropolitan Area


Over 50,000, medium to low urbanization, or departmental capital.


Within the range of 1,001 to 49,999 or have a really low urbanization, and keeps the colonial look of the country.

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