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|• Municipality||131.5 km2 (50.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||396 m (1,299 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
The coat of arms is the same as the department's, as is the flag.
Chalatenango is home to the professional football teams Alacranes Del Norte and C.D. Chalatenango. The home ground for both clubs is Estadio José Gregorio Martínez. It features floodlights and a main stand with seating accommodation.
Another popular sport in the region is ranching or Jaripeo. Events take place every few months in the villages around Chalatenango and in the field opposite the Gregorio Martinez outside of Chalatenango city.