Sacacoyo

Sacacoyo is a municipality in the La Libertad department of El Salvador.

Sacacoyo
Municipality
Sacacoyo Parque Central 2012.jpg
Sacacoyo is located in El Salvador
Sacacoyo
Sacacoyo
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°44′N 89°28′W / 13.733°N 89.467°W / 13.733; -89.467Coordinates: 13°44′N 89°28′W / 13.733°N 89.467°W / 13.733; -89.467
Country El Salvador
DepartmentLa Libertad
Elevation
2,172 ft (662 m)

HistoryEdit

The name Sacacoyo comes from the Nahua phrase "En el camino de coyotes y zacate" (in the path of coyotes and grass) [1] In 1890, Sacacoyo had a population of 1,870 people. In 1905, Sacacoyo was combined as part of Tepecoyo, but on 11 May 1907 was recreated as Sacacoyo by legislative decree.

GeographyEdit

Administrative divisions:[2]

Sacacoyo is made up of three cantons:

  • Ateos (historically Atehuan)
  • Buena Vista
  • La Montañita

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2012-09-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2012-09-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)