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Departments of El Salvador

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
El Salvador

The Latin, North, and Central American state of El Salvador is divided into fourteen departments (departamentos) for administrative purposes which are in turn divided into 262 municipalities (municipios). The country is a unitary state.


  • Departments 1
  • Regions 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Map of the departments of El Salvador with names.
# Flag Department Capital Area (km2) Population [1]
1 Ahuachapán Ahuachapán 1,239.6 333,406
2 Cabañas Sensuntepeque 1,103.5 164,945
3 Chalatenango Chalatenango 2,016.6 204,808
4 Cuscatlán Cojutepeque 756.2 252,528
5 La Libertad Santa Tecla 1,652.9 747,662
6 La Paz Zacatecoluca 1,223.6 328,221
7 La Unión La Unión 2,074.3 263,271
8 Morazán San Francisco Gotera 1,447.4 199,519
9 San Miguel San Miguel 2,077.1 478,792
10 San Salvador San Salvador 886.2 1,740,847
11 San Vicente San Vicente 1,184.0 174,561
12 Santa Ana Santa Ana 2,023.2 572,081
13 Sonsonate Sonsonate 1,225.2 463,732
14 Usulután Usulután 2,130.4 366,040


The departments are grouped into three regions for statistical and geographic purposes.
Western Region

  • Ahuachapán
  • Santa Ana
  • Sonsonate

Central Region

  • Cabañas
  • Chalatenango
  • Cuscatlán
  • La Libertad
  • La Paz
  • San Salvador
  • San Vicente

Eastern Region

  • La Unión
  • Morazán
  • San Miguel
  • Usulután

See also


  1. ^ El Salvador at GeoHive
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