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San Salvador Department

Coordinates: 13°43′52″N 89°09′40″W / 13.731°N 89.161°W / 13.731; -89.161
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San Salvador
Flag of San Salvador
Coat of arms of San Salvador
Location within El Salvador
Location within El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°43′52″N 89°09′40″W / 13.731°N 89.161°W / 13.731; -89.161
Country El Salvador
(given current status)
SeatSan Salvador
 • Total886.2 km2 (342.2 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 13th
 • Total2,404,097
 • RankRanked 1st
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
ISO 3166 codeSV-SS

San Salvador (Spanish pronunciation: [san salβaˈðoɾ]) is a department of El Salvador in the west central part of the country. The capital is San Salvador, which is also the national capital. The department has North of the Rio Lempa Valley, the "Valle de las Hamacas" (Hammock Valley) and a section of Lake Ilopango. Some of the department's cities that are densely populated are: San Salvador, Ciudad Delgado, Mejicanos, Soyapango, Panchimalco and Apopa. The department covers an area of 886.2 square kilometres (342.2 sq mi) and the last census count in 2017 reported 2,404,097 people.[1] It was classified as a department on June 12, 1824. During the time of the colony, the department was the San Salvador Party, from where territory was taken to make the departments of Chalatenago, La Libertad, Cuscatlán and La Paz. This department produces beans, coffee, sugar cane, etc. for agriculture, on the other hand San Salvador Department holds many headquarters for banking companies in El Salvador and Central America, and for many communication services, also the headquarters of the electric companies are located in the San Salvador Department, last years these companies took a step and started exporting electricity to all Central America. The current mayor of the department is Ernesto Muyshondt (2015–2019)


  1. San Salvador Centro
  2. San Salvador Este
  3. San Salvador Norte
  4. San Salvador Oeste
  5. San Salvador Sur


  1. Aguilares
  2. Apopa
  3. Ayutuxtepeque
  4. Cuscatancingo
  5. Delgado
  6. El Paisnal
  7. Guazapa
  8. Ilopango
  9. Mejicanos
  10. Nejapa
  11. Panchimalco
  12. Rosario de Mora
  13. San Marcos
  14. San Martín
  15. San Salvador
  16. Santiago Texacuangos
  17. Santo Tomás
  18. Soyapango
  19. Tonacatepeque


  1. ^ "El Salvador: Departments, Municipalities, Cities, Towns - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de.