Sonsonate Dept Tourism, El Salvador

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Sonsonate is a department of El Salvador in the western part of the country. The capital is Sonsonate. The department has a population of over 463,000 and an area of 1,226 km². Created on June 12, 1824. The El Salvador National Parliament decided on January 29, 1859 to separate from the department the cities of Apaneca, San Pedro Puxtla, Guaymango and Jujutla and give these cities to Santa Ana Department. Sonsonate City was the second capital of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1834. The department remains the heart of the Pipil culture in the country, home to several ancient traditions and to most of the few remaining Nahuatl speakers in El Salvador. It is an overwhelmingly agricultural area, with extremely fertile volcanic soils that once were the most valuable resource in Central America for the Spanish conquistadors who profited from its ancient cacao plantations. Its name appropriately means "Place of 400 rivers" or "Place of many waters" as it receives well over 2,000mm (79 inches) of rain a year. Irma Dimas of Sonsonate was Miss El Salvador in 2005.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Sonsonate Dept, El Salvador. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Sonsonate Dept.

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Facts and Stats for Sonsonate Dept*

  • Living in Sonsonate Dept - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 71.34 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sonsonate Dept

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sonsonate Dept

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

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