Sonsonate, El Salvador
Sonsonate is a city and municipality of El Salvador. It is the capital of the department of Sonsonate; on the Sensunapan River and the railway from San Salvador to the Pacific port of Acajutla, 21 km (13 mi) south. Pop. (2007), about 71,541.
Villa de la Santísima Trinidad de Sonsonate
|• City||232.53 km2 (89.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||246 m (807 ft)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
Historically, the area was a producer of cotton. Most of the cotton produced, as of 1850, was retained for local use. Today, tobacco farming, cattle ranching and tourism (volcanos, coral reef) are important industries.
- Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 417. .
- Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 118.