Ahuachapán Department



Coat of arms

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
Created 1869
Seat Ahuachapán
  Total 1,239.6 km2 (478.6 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 8th
  Total 333,406
  Rank Ranked 7th
  Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
ISO 3166 code SV-AH

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 and has more than 333,000 people living in the department.


  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
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