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.

La Unión

Location within El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°32′31″N 87°52′48″W
Country El Salvador
(given current status)
SeatLa Unión
  Total2,074.3 km2 (800.9 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 3rd
  RankRanked 8th
  Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
ISO 3166 codeSV-UN


  1. Anamorós
  2. Bolívar
  3. Concepción de Oriente
  4. Conchagua
  5. El Carmen
  6. El Sauce
  7. Intipucá
  8. La Unión
  9. Lislique
  10. Meanguera del Golfo
  11. Nueva Esparta
  12. Pasaquina
  13. Polorós
  14. San Alejo
  15. San José
  16. Santa Rosa de Lima
  17. Yayantique
  18. Yucuaiquín


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.


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