Chalatenango, Chalatenango


Iglesia de Azacualpa


Location in El Salvador

Coordinates: 14°02′21″N 88°56′29″W / 14.03917°N 88.94139°W / 14.03917; -88.94139
Country  El Salvador
Department Chalatenango Department
  Municipality 131.5 km2 (50.8 sq mi)
Elevation 396 m (1,299 ft)
Population (2012)
  Municipality 21,102
  Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
  Metro 29,271
Website Official website

Chalatenango (known as "Chalate" by locals) is a town and municipality in the Chalatenango department of El Salvador. It is the capital of the department.


The coat of arms is the same as the department's, as is the flag.

As of 2007 the municipality covers an area of 131.5 km2 and has a population of 29,271. It is divided administratively into 6 cantons and 36 caserios.


Chalatenango is home to the professional football teams Alacranes Del Norte and C.D. Chalatenango. The home ground for both clubs is Estadio José Gregorio Martínez. It features floodlights and a main stand with seating accommodation.

Another popular sport in the region is ranching or Jaripeo. Events take place every few months in the villages around Chalatenango and in the field opposite the Gregorio Martinez outside of Chalatenango city.

Notable residents


    Coordinates: 14°02′N 88°56′W / 14.033°N 88.933°W / 14.033; -88.933

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