La Unión Department
La Unión is a department of El Salvador. It is located in the eastern part of the country and its capital is La Unión. It covers a total of 2,074 km² and has a population of 263,200. The department was created on June 22, 1865 and the city of La Unión was made its capital. The Conchagua Temple was built in 1693 and it is one of tourist attractions of the department, as well as containing archeological ruins in Intipucá and Meanguera.
Location within El Salvador
|Coordinates: 13°32′31″N 87°52′48″W|
(given current status)
|• Total||2,074.3 km2 (800.9 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 3rd|
|• Rank||Ranked 8th|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SV-UN|
The most important agricultural products are: coffee, grass, fruits, cocoa, oleaginous seeds, and sugar cane. The manufacture of palm objects, tortoiseshell objects, panela, mangrove extraction, and fish. It has locations of gold, iron, barium, and mercury.