Departments of El Salvador

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El Salvador is divided into 14 departments for administrative purposes. The departments are divided into a total of 262 municipalities. The country is a unitary state.

Departments[change | change source]

Map of the departments of El Salvador with names.
# Flag Department Capital Area (km2) Population [1]
(2013)
Municipalities
1 Bandera del Departamento de Ahuachapán.PNG Ahuachapán Ahuachapán 1,239.6 333,406 12
2 Flag of the Cabañas Department.svg Cabañas Sensuntepeque 1,103.5 164,945 9
3 Flag of Chalatenango.svg Chalatenango Chalatenango 2,016.6 204,808 33
4 Bandera del Departamento de Cuscatlán.PNG Cuscatlán Cojutepeque 756.2 252,528 16
5 Flag of La Libertad Department (El Salvador).svg La Libertad Santa Tecla 1,652.9 747,662 22
6 Bandera del Departamento de La Paz ES.jpg La Paz Zacatecoluca 1,223.6 328,221 22
7 Bandera del Departamento de La Union ES.jpg La Unión La Unión 2,074.3 263,271 18
8 Flag of Morazán Department.svg Morazán San Francisco Gotera 1,447.4 199,519 26
9 Flag of San Miguel Department.png San Miguel San Miguel 2,077.1 478,792 20
10 San Salvador Flag.png San Salvador San Salvador 886.2 1,740,847 19
11 Flag of San Vicente Department.svg San Vicente San Vicente 1,184.0 174,561 13
12 Santa Ana (El Salvador) flag.jpg Santa Ana Santa Ana 2,023.2 572,081 13
13 Bandera Sonsonate SV.png Sonsonate Sonsonate 1,225.2 463,732 16
14 Usulutan flag.png Usulután Usulután 2,130.4 366,040 23

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