Largest Cities in El Salvador

Facts about El Salvador

Official languages: Spanish
Capital: San Salvador
Area: 21,040 km²
Population: 6.1 million residents
Population density: 287.65 residents per km²
Currency: USD
Internet TLD: .sv
ISO codes: SV, SLV, 222
The telephone code for El Salvador is +503

El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, is located in an earthquake zone. After a civil war that raged between US-backed right-wing government forces and left-wing guerrillas from 1970 to 1991, the country is still in the process of reconstruction. El Salvador is based on the principles of the market economy.

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Biggest Cities of El Salvador by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 San Salvador, El Salvador 526,101 13.6894 -89.1872
2 Soyapango, El Salvador 329,819 13.7102 -89.1399
3 Santa Ana, El Salvador 176,772 13.9942 -89.5597
4 San Miguel, El Salvador 161,991 13.4833 -88.1833
5 Mejicanos, El Salvador 160,428 13.7403 -89.2131
6 Santa Tecla, El Salvador 124,805 13.6769 -89.2797
7 Apopa, El Salvador 112,269 13.8072 -89.1792
8 Delgado, El Salvador 71,705 13.7242 -89.1703
9 Sonsonate, El Salvador 59,579 13.7189 -89.7242
10 San Marcos, El Salvador 54,726 13.6589 -89.1831
11 Usulutan, El Salvador 52,021 13.35 -88.45
12 Cojutepeque, El Salvador 48,522 13.7167 -88.9333
13 Cuscatancingo, El Salvador 44,480 13.7361 -89.1814
14 San Vicente, El Salvador 41,615 13.6333 -88.8
15 Zacatecoluca, El Salvador 39,724 13.5 -88.8667
16 San Martin, El Salvador 39,472 13.7833 -88.9167
17 Ilopango, El Salvador 39,001 13.7017 -89.1094
18 Ahuachapan, El Salvador 34,213 13.9214 -89.845
19 Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador 33,878 13.6649 -89.2532
20 Chalchuapa, El Salvador 32,393 13.9867 -89.6811
21 Quezaltepeque, El Salvador 28,997 13.8312 -89.2722
22 La Union, El Salvador 26,918 13.3369 -87.8439
23 Ayutuxtepeque, El Salvador 25,537 13.7456 -89.2064
24 Acajutla, El Salvador 22,874 13.5928 -89.8275
25 Aguilares, El Salvador 21,556 13.9572 -89.1897
26 Sensuntepeque, El Salvador 20,497 13.8667 -88.6333
27 Chalatenango, El Salvador 19,475 14.0333 -88.9333
28 Izalco, El Salvador 19,308 13.7447 -89.6731
29 Metapan, El Salvador 19,254 14.3333 -89.45
30 San Rafael Oriente, El Salvador 19,206 13.3833 -88.35
31 Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador 19,185 13.2833 -88.55
32 La Libertad, El Salvador 16,966 13.4883 -89.3222
33 San Francisco, El Salvador 16,263 13.7 -88.1
34 Sonzacate, El Salvador 15,557 13.7342 -89.7147
35 Santiago de Maria, El Salvador 15,143 13.4833 -88.4667
36 Armenia, El Salvador 15,108 13.7436 -89.4989
37 Santo Tomas, El Salvador 14,692 13.6408 -89.1333
38 Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador 13,360 13.6247 -87.8936
39 Zaragoza, El Salvador 11,860 13.5894 -89.2889
40 Berlin, El Salvador 11,424 13.5 -88.5333
41 Guazapa, El Salvador 11,106 13.8769 -89.1731
42 Jucuapa, El Salvador 10,712 13.5167 -88.3833
43 Ciudad Arce, El Salvador 10,206 13.8403 -89.4472
44 Nueva Concepcion, El Salvador 10,101 14.1333 -89.3
45 Juayua, El Salvador 10,047 13.8414 -89.7456
46 Santiago Nonualco, El Salvador 9,601 13.5167 -88.95
47 El Transito, El Salvador 9,596 13.35 -88.35
48 Atiquizaya, El Salvador 9,587 13.9769 -89.7525
49 San Antonio del Monte, El Salvador 9,246 13.7164 -89.7383
50 Jiquilisco, El Salvador 9,240 13.3167 -88.5833
51 El Congo, El Salvador 9,016 13.9089 -89.4958
52 Chinameca, El Salvador 8,757 13.5 -88.35
53 Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador 8,602 13.7667 -88.2667
54 Concepcion de Ataco, El Salvador 7,908 13.8703 -89.8486
55 Nahuizalco, El Salvador 7,469 13.7775 -89.7367
56 San Sebastian, El Salvador 7,444 13.7333 -88.8333
57 San Juan Opico, El Salvador 7,238 13.8761 -89.3597
58 Panchimalco, El Salvador 6,875 13.6128 -89.18
59 Nuevo Cuscatlan, El Salvador 6,580 13.6486 -89.2653
60 Chirilagua, El Salvador 6,504 13.2203 -88.1386
61 Olocuilta, El Salvador 6,435 13.5697 -89.1172
62 Candelaria de La Frontera, El Salvador 6,412 14.1167 -89.65
63 Tonacatepeque, El Salvador 6,356 13.7811 -89.1186
64 Santa Elena, El Salvador 5,998 13.3833 -88.4167
65 Nueva Guadalupe, El Salvador 5,909 13.5333 -88.35
66 Apastepeque, El Salvador 5,896 13.6667 -88.7833
67 Coatepeque, El Salvador 5,884 13.9286 -89.5042
68 Suchitoto, El Salvador 5,846 13.9381 -89.0278
69 El Rosario, El Salvador 5,731 13.4978 -89.0297
70 Guatajiagua, El Salvador 5,384 13.6667 -88.2
71 Rosario de Mora, El Salvador 5,289 13.5753 -89.2089
72 San Alejo, El Salvador 5,260 13.4314 -87.9631
73 Tacuba, El Salvador 5,166 13.9011 -89.9297

El Salvador: San Salvador

San Salvador (“Holy Redeemer”) is the capital of El Salvador. It is located in the center of the country. 316,000 people live here. If you include the surrounding area, the so-called metropolitan region, 2.1 million people live here – a third of all residents!

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