Ahuachapán Department

Ahuachapán is a department of El Salvador in the west of the country. The capital is Ahuachapán. In the South it has the Apenca-Ilamatepec Range and the Cerro Grande de Apaneca (Apaneca Grand Hill). Its extension is 1,240 km2 (480 sq mi) and has more than 333,000 people living in the department.

Ahuachapán
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Flag of Ahuachapán
Coat of arms of Ahuachapán
Location within El Salvador
Location within El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°52′01″N 89°53′31″W / 13.867°N 89.892°W / 13.867; -89.892Coordinates: 13°52′01″N 89°53′31″W / 13.867°N 89.892°W / 13.867; -89.892
Country El Salvador
Created1869
SeatAhuachapán
Area
 • Total1,239.6 km2 (478.6 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 8th
Population
 • Total333,406
 • RankRanked 7th
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
ISO 3166 codeSV-AH

MunicipalitiesEdit

  1. Ahuachapán
  2. Apaneca
  3. Atiquizaya
  4. Concepción de Ataco
  5. El Refugio
  6. Guaymango
  7. Jujutla
  8. San Francisco Menéndez
  9. San Lorenzo
  10. San Pedro Puxtla
  11. Tacuba
  12. Turín