Chalatenango, Chalatenango

Chalatenango (known as "Chalate" by locals) is a town and municipality in the Chalatenango department of El Salvador. It is the capital of the department.

Chalatenango
Municipality

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Chalatenango
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 14°02′21″N 88°56′29″W
Country El Salvador
DepartmentChalatenango Department
Area
  Municipality131.5 km2 (50.8 sq mi)
Elevation
396 m (1,299 ft)
Population
 (2012)
  Municipality21,102
  Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
  Metro
29,271
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
WebsiteOfficial website

Overview

The coat of arms is the same as the department's, as is the flag.

As of 2007, the municipality covers an area of 131.5 square kilometres (50.8 sq mi) and has a population of 29,271. It is divided administratively into 6 cantons and 36 caserios.

Sports

Chalatenango is home to the professional football teams Alacranes Del Norte and C.D. Chalatenango. The home ground for both clubs is Estadio José Gregorio Martínez. It features floodlights and a main stand with seating accommodation.

Another popular sport in the region is ranching or Jaripeo. Events take place every few months in the villages around Chalatenango and in the field opposite the Gregorio Martinez outside of Chalatenango city.

Notable residents

References

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