Sonsonate, El Salvador

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Sonsonate
City
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Sonsonate is located in El Salvador
Sonsonate
Sonsonate
Location in El Salvador
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Country  El Salvador
Department Sonsonate Department
Founded 1524
Area
 • City 232.53 km2 (89.78 sq mi)
Elevation 246 m (807 ft)
Population (2012)
 • City 71,541
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Metro 110,501
Time zone UTC-6

Sonsonate, the capital of the department of Sonsonate, El Salvador; on the river Sensunapan and the railway from San Salvador to the Pacific port of Acajutla, 21 km (13 mi) south. Pop. (2007), about 71,541.

Economy

Historically, the area was a producer of cotton. Most of the cotton produced, as of 1850, was retained for local use.[1] Today, tobacco farming, cattle ranching and tourism (volcanos, coral reef) are important industries.

Notes

  1. Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 118.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

References

  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sonsonate". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>