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Chalatenango
Department
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Flag of Chalatenango
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Location within El Salvador
Location within El Salvador
Country  El Salvador
Created
(given current status)
1855
Area
 • Total 2,016.6 km2 (778.6 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2,730 m (8,960 ft)
Population
 • Total 204,888
 • Density 101.6007/km2 (263.145/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−5)
ISO 3166 code SV-CH

Chalatenango is a department of El Salvador, in the northwest of the country. The capital city is also named Chalatenango. Chalatenango was made a department on February 14, 1855.

The highest point in the country, El Pital with an elevation of 2730.06 m, is in Chalatenango Department.

Municipalities

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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
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