Departments of El Salvador

El Salvador is divided into 14 departments (Spanish: departamentos) for administrative purposes, subdivided into 262 municipalities (Spanish: municipios). The country is a unitary state.

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Departments

#FlagDepartmentCapitalArea (km2)Population [2]
(2013)
1AhuachapánAhuachapán1,239.6333,406
2CabañasSensuntepeque1,103.5164,945
3ChalatenangoChalatenango2,016.6204,808
4CuscatlánCojutepeque756.2252,528
5La LibertadSanta Tecla1,652.9747,662
6La PazZacatecoluca1,223.6328,221
7La UniónLa Unión2,074.3263,271
8MorazánSan Francisco Gotera1,447.4199,519
9San MiguelSan Miguel2,077.1478,792
10San SalvadorSan Salvador886.21,740,847
11San VicenteSan Vicente1,184.0174,561
12Santa AnaSanta Ana2,023.2572,081
13SonsonateSonsonate1,225.2463,732
14UsulutánUsulután2,130.4366,040

Regions

The departments are grouped into four regions for statistical and geographic purposes.[3]

  • Western Region
    • Ahuachapán
    • Santa Ana
    • Sonsonate
  • Paracentral Region
    • Cabañas
    • La Paz
    • San Vicente
  • Central Region
    • Chalatenango
    • Cuscatlán
    • La Libertad
    • San Salvador
  • Eastern Region
    • La Unión
    • Morazán
    • San Miguel
    • Usulután

See also

References

  1. Luis Eliezer Garcia. "Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de El Salvador » Autoridades » Titulares". Rree.gob.sv. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. El Salvador at GeoHive Archived 2016-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Official territorial division of El Salvador". PLOS|ONE. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
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