San Juan Tepezontes

San Juan Tepezontes is a municipality in the La Paz department of El Salvador. Its name is a Hispanicization of a Nawat term meaning "many hills."[2] It was incorporated in 1945.[2] Its population as of 2004 was 3,269.[3]


San Juan Tepezontes
San Juan Tepezontes
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°37′N 89°1′W
Country El Salvador
DepartmentLa Paz
2,372 ft (723 m)

The town was severely damaged by earthquakes in 1857[2] and twice again in 2001


  1. Le Val Lund and Carl Sepponen, ed. (2002). Lifeline Performance of El Salvador Earthquakes of January 13 and February 13, 2001. Reston, VA: ASCE, TCLEE. ISBN 9780784406625. Archived from the original on 2013-01-12.
  2. "San Juan Tepezontes". Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  3. "MARN - Región La Paz". Retrieved 2016-05-14.

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