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. (2006), about 110,501.
Historically, the area was a producer of cotton. Most of the cotton produced, as of 1850, was retained for local use.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sonsonate". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press