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
Coordinates: 13°43′N 89°43′W / 13.717°N 89.717°W / 13.717; -89.717
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 66,575
 • Density 290/km2 (740/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. (2006), about 110,501.

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Historically, the area was a producer of cotton. Most of the cotton produced, as of 1850, was retained for local use.[1]

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