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Chalatenango
Flag of Chalatenango Department [[Image:|100px|Coat of Arms of Chalatenango Department]]
Flag Coat of Arms
Location
Location of Chalatenango Department
Statistics
Created
(given current status)
1855
Capital Chalatenango
Area
   •%
2,017 km²
  Ranked 5th
Population
   •(2006)
274,878
  Ranked 10th
ISO 3166-2 SV-CH

Chalatenango is a department of El Salvador, located in the northwest of the country. The capital is the city of Chalatenango. The Chalatenango Department encompasses 2,017 km² and contains more than 220,000 inhabitants. Las Matras Archaeological Ruins contains the relics of prehistoric populations and caves in which rock writing is found. Chalatenango was made a department on February 14, 1855. The "5 de Noviembre" Hydroelectric Dam is found in Chalatenango Department, near the border with Cabañas. The highest point in the country, El Pital with an elevation of 2730.06 m, also is located in Chalatenango Department. During the 1980s, the department was the stronghold of the Popular Forces of Liberation (FPL), one of the two largest groups in the Frente Farabundo Martí Para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN).

Municipalities

El Pital mountain
  1. Agua Caliente
  2. Arcatao
  3. Azacualpa
  4. Chalatenango
  5. Citalá
  6. Comalapa
  7. Concepción Quezaltepeque
  8. Dulce Nombre de María
  9. El Carrizal
  10. El Paraíso
  11. La Laguna
  12. La Palma
  13. La Reina
  14. Las Vueltas
  15. Nombre de Jesús
  16. Nueva Concepción
  17. Nueva Trinidad
  18. Ojos de Agua
  19. Potonico
  20. San Antonio de la Cruz
  21. San Antonio Los Ranchos
  22. San Fernando
  23. San Francisco Lempa
  24. San Francisco Morazán
  25. San Ignacio
  26. San Isidro Labrador
  27. San José Cancasque
  28. San José Las Flores
  29. San Luis del Carmen
  30. San Miguel de Mercedes
  31. San Rafael
  32. Santa Rita
  33. Tejutla

Agriculture

The most cultivated agricultural products are the basic grains, the henequen, coffee, fruits, orchard plants, and vegetables. There is the upbringing of horses, and cattle, and the agriculture of wilderness. Moreover, plaster, gold, lime, clay lead, silver, and zinc can be found there.

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