Sacacoyo

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Sacacoyo
Municipality
Sacacoyo Parque Central 2012.jpg
Sacacoyo is located in El Salvador
Sacacoyo
Sacacoyo
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°44′N 89°28′W / 13.733°N 89.467°W / 13.733; -89.467Coordinates: 13°44′N 89°28′W / 13.733°N 89.467°W / 13.733; -89.467
Country  El Salvador
Department La Libertad
Elevation 2,172 ft (662 m)


Sacacoyo is a municipality in the La Libertad department of El Salvador.

History[edit]

The name Sacacoyo comes from the Nahua phrase "En el camino de coyotes y zacate" (in the path of coyotes and grass) [1] In 1890, Sacacoyo had a population of 1,870 people. In 1905, Sacacoyo was combined as part of Tepecoyo, but in 11 May 1907 was recreated as Sacacoyo by legislative decree.

Geography[edit]

Administrative divisions:[2]

Sacacoyo is made up of 3 cantons:

  • Ateos (historically Atehuan)
  • Buena Vista
  • La Montañita

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