Cabañas Department

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Cabañas
Tejutepeque, Cerro del Coyote.jpg
Flag of Cabañas
Location within El Salvador
Location within El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°53′49″N 88°42′32″W / 13.897°N 88.709°W / 13.897; -88.709Coordinates: 13°53′49″N 88°42′32″W / 13.897°N 88.709°W / 13.897; -88.709
CountryEl Salvador
Created1873
CapitalSensuntepeque
Area
 • Total1,103.5 km2 (426.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,014 m (3,327 ft)
Lowest elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total164,945
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
ISO 3166 codeSV-CA

Cabañas is a department of El Salvador. Its capital is Sensuntepeque. It became a department in February 1873.

The department takes its name from the Central-American hero General José Trinidad Cabañas. Later in life he served as a minister in El Salvador.[1]

Municipalities[change | change source]

  1. Cinquera
  2. Dolores
  3. Guacotecti
  4. Ciudad Ilobasco
  5. Jutiapa
  6. San Isidro
  7. Sensuntepeque
  8. Tejutepeque
  9. Victoria

References[change | change source]

  1. "José Trinidad Cabañas, Soldado de la Patria", El Heraldo, 8 June 2013. (in English). Retrieved 21 June 2013.