List of cities in El Salvador

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This article shows a list of cities in El Salvador .

El Salvador country in Central America

El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2016, the country had a population of approximately 6.34 million.



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

Acajutla City in Sonsonate Department, El Salvador

Acajutla is a seaport city in Sonsonate Department, El Salvador. The city is located at 13°35′24″N89°50′01″W on the Pacific Coast of Central America and is El Salvador's principal seaport from which a large portion of the nation's exports of coffee, sugar, and Balsam of Peru are shipped. As a city, Acajutla is one of seventeen such districts in Sonsonate. As of 1992, the population of the city was 18,008, and of the city 47,678.

Apopa Place in San Salvador Department, El Salvador

Apopa is a municipality in the San Salvador department of El Salvador. Probably the seventh biggest city in El Salvador with a little more than 150,000 people, the city has now collided with Soyapango and San Salvador, making it part of the Great San Salvador Metro.

Antiguo Cuscatlán Place in La Libertad Department, El Salvador

Antiguo Cuscatlán, (known colloquially as Antiguo) is a municipality in the La Libertad department of El Salvador, and its eastern tip lays in San Salvador Department part of the Metropolitan Area of San Salvador, southwest of San Salvador and southeast of Santa Tecla. The population was 48,027 at the 2010 census. Antiguo Cuscatlán can be translated as Old Jeweled City: Antiguo means ancient or old in Spanish, and Cuscatlán means jeweled city in Nahuat. The city used to be the capital of the Pipil or Cuzcatecs, before the Spanish conquest of the New World.


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

Ahuachapán Municipality in Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador

Ahuachapán is a city and municipality and the capital of the Ahuachapán Department in western El Salvador. The municipality including the city covers an area of 244.84 km² and as of 2007 has a population of 110,511 people. Situated near the Guatemalan border, it is the westernmost city in the country and is the center of an agricultural region producing primarily coffee.

Chalatenango, Chalatenango Municipality in Chalatenango Department, El Salvador

Chalatenango is a town and municipality in the Chalatenango department of El Salvador. It is the capital of the department.

Cojutepeque Municipality in Cuscatlán Department, El Salvador

Cojutepeque is the capital city of El Salvador's Cuscatlán department. It also served as the capital of San Salvador during several years. It also serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of Cojutepeque. Its population is estimated at 70,000 people with about 85% living in the urban areas of the municipality.


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

Alegría is a municipality in the Usulután department of El Salvador.

Arambala Municipality in Morazán Department, El Salvador

Arambala is a municipality (municipio) in the Morazán Department of El Salvador. As of 2003, it had a population of 2116.

Apaneca Municipality in Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador

Apaneca is a municipality in the Ahuachapán department of El Salvador.

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Municipalities of El Salvador administrative entity in El Salvador

The departments of El Salvador are divided into 262 municipalities or municipios. The municipalities are listed below, by department El Salvador is divided into fourteen administrative divisions called departments, the equivalent of states in the U.S. Each department is administered by a governor appointed by the president. An alternate for each governor is also designated. Governors must be Salvadoran by birth, at least 25, and residents of their department for at least two years prior to their appointment.

Geography of El Salvador

El Salvador borders the North Pacific Ocean to the south and southwest, with Guatemala to the north-northwest and Honduras to the north-northeast. In the southeast, the Golfo de Fonseca separates it from Nicaragua. El Salvador is the smallest Central American country and is the only one without a coastline on the Caribbean sea. El Salvador is about the size of Israel and the states of New Jersey and Vermont, but has the population size of Lybia and Lebanon.

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Demographics of El Salvador

This article is about the demographic features of the population of El Salvador, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Football War Salvador pierde guerra ante Honduras

The Football War was a brief war fought between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969. Existing tensions between the two countries coincided with rioting during a 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The war began on 14 July 1969, when the Salvadoran military launched an attack against Honduras. The Organization of American States (OAS) negotiated a cease-fire on the night of 18 July, which took full effect on 18 July. Salvadoran troops were withdrawn in early August.

San Salvador National capital in San Salvador Department, El Salvador

San Salvador is the capital and the most populous city of El Salvador and its eponymous department. It is the country's political, cultural, educational and financial center. The Metropolitan Area of San Salvador which comprises the capital itself and 13 of its municipalities has a population of 2,404,097.

Santa Ana, El Salvador Place in El Salvador

Santa Ana is the third largest city in El Salvador, after San Salvador and San Miguel. It is located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. Santa Ana has approximately 374,830 (2017)) inhabitants and serves both as the capital of the department of Santa Ana and as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. For its administration the municipality is divided into 35 colonias (neighborhoods) and 318 small villages.

Music of El Salvador

The music of El Salvador has a mixture of Lenca, Cacaopera, Mayan, Pipil, and Spanish influences. This music includes religious songs used to celebrate Christmas and other holidays, especially feast days of the saints with Tubular bells Chimes. Satirical and rural lyrical themes are common and played with Xylophone.

Departments of El Salvador administrative division

El Salvador is divided into 14 departments for administrative purposes, subdivided into 262 municipalities. The country is a unitary state.

Chalatenango Department Department in El Salvador

Chalatenango is a department of El Salvador, located in the northwest of the country. The capital is the city of Chalatenango. The Chalatenango Department encompasses 2,017 km² and contains more than 204,000 inhabitants. Las Matras Archaeological Ruins contains the relics of prehistoric populations and caves in which rock writing is found. The "5 de Noviembre" Hydroelectric Dam is found in Chalatenango Department, near the border with Cabañas. The highest point in the country, El Pital with an elevation of 2730.06 m, is also located in Chalatenango Department.

Culture of El Salvador

The culture of El Salvador is a Central American culture nation influenced by the clash of ancient Mesoamerica and medieval Iberian Peninsula. Salvadoran culture is influenced by Native American culture as well as Latin American culture. Mestizo culture and the Catholic Church dominates the country. Although the Romance language, Castilian Spanish, is the official and dominant language spoken in El Salvador, Salvadoran Spanish which is part of Central American Spanish has influences of Native American languages of El Salvador such as Lencan languages, Cacaopera language, Mayan languages and Pipil language, which are still spoken in some regions of El Salvador.

San Miguel, El Salvador City in San Miguel Department, El Salvador

San Miguel is a city in eastern El Salvador. It is the country's third most populous city.. It is located 138 km east of the capital, San Salvador. It is also the capital of the department of San Miguel and a municipality. The population of the city in 2017 was 518,410.

Arcatao Municipality in Chalatenango Department, El Salvador

Arcatao is a very small town in the Department of Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Concepción de Ataco Municipality in Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador

Concepción de Ataco is a municipality and city within the Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador. It has an area of 61.03 km ² and a population of 18,101 inhabitants.

Santa Tecla, El Salvador Place in La Libertad Department, El Salvador

Santa Tecla is a municipality in the La Libertad department of El Salvador. It is the capital of the department of La Libertad.

San José Las Flores, Chalatenango Municipality in Chalatenango Department, El Salvador

San José Las Flores is a municipality and city in Chalatenango Department, El Salvador. It played an important and strategic role during the Salvadoran Civil War. The town was one of the first settlements to be repopulated by refugees who had been driven away by government bombing during the early 1980s. In 1986, in defiance of the military, the civilian population returned to reconstruct the village. This was part of a campaign of a number of towns throughout northern El Salvador, with the assistance of humanitarian groups in North America and Europe, to resist the militarization of the area and prevent continued bombing during the war. For this reason, a number of U.S. cities became sister cities with Salvadoran towns to demonstrate support for the civilians during the war. Nearby towns that were also in this movement include Arcatao and Guarjila, which were repopulated in 1987.


The Salvadorans are people who identify with El Salvador in Central America. Salvadorans are mainly Mestizos who make up the bulk of the population in El Salvador. Most Salvadorans live in El Salvador, although there is also a significant Salvadoran diaspora, particularly in the United States, with smaller communities in other countries around the world.

Chalatenango, El Salvador

Chalatenango, El Salvador, is a municipality located in the department of Chalatenango in the north of El Salvador

Concepción Quetzaltepeque El Salvador Municipality in Chalatenango Department, El Salvador

Concepción Quetzaltepeque is a municipality in the department of Chalatenango in the north of El Salvador. It is bordered to the north by Comalapa and La Laguna, to the east by Las Vueltas and Chalatenango, to the south by Chalatenango, and to the west by Santa Rita. The territorial extension of the municipality is 52.54 km2. In 2005 the population was 6,734 inhabitants. The municipality's administration is divided into 6 cantones and 14 caserío.

Outline of El Salvador Overview of and topical guide to El Salvador

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to El Salvador:

Canton El Tablon Flooded locality in El Salvador

Canton El Tablón belonged to the Municipality of Suchitoto, Cuscatlan, El Salvador. El Tablón was one of many cantons in the surrounding area that was flooded as a result of the Cerron Grande Hydroelectric Dam built in El Salvador between 1972-1976 that created the artificial Lago Suchitlan. According to former residents of El Tablon, the area was divided up into four main wikt:caseríos or hamlets, Caserio La Hacienda Vieja, Caserio Los Figueroas, Caserio Valle El Tablón, and Caserio Los Palitos. It is unclear where the name El Tablon originated from, but according to local historians, an aldea or village/hamlet of El Tablón existed prior to 1860 that was formed through a municipal ejido. An ejido was commonly-owned municipal land granted by the Spanish Crown to governing bodies in the Spanish Empire. These lands were considered vacant or unused land in some cases belonging to existing indigenous communities.


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