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Nickname(s): Rio de las Tres Estrellas
Chirilagua is located in El Salvador
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°13′0″N 88°8′19″W / 13.21667°N 88.13861°W / 13.21667; -88.13861Coordinates: 13°13′0″N 88°8′19″W / 13.21667°N 88.13861°W / 13.21667; -88.13861
Country  El Salvador
Department San Miguel Department
Ciudad de Chirilagua April 29,1901
 • City 79.9 sq mi (206.9 km2)
 • Urban 1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
 • City 24,000 approx
Original site of Chirilagua,SanMiguel,El Salvador.SA de CV

Chirilagua is a municipality in Southeastern El Salvador, in the department of San Miguel.

It contains approximately 24,000 inhabitants as result of census of 2007.[1] The town is located on a mountain plateau adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. There is a lot to do at this town; from eating traditional food, to playing soccer in La plaza or the soccer fields, to just getting a snow cone and walking around. From church to the soccer field, the people in this town enjoy the outdoors a lot. “ La plaza “ which is a center of the town where there are many food places, a turf field, shopping center, grocery store playground, basketball court and just a sitting area to enjoy the surroundings. There are many types of religions in this town but the most popular one is Catholicism. The church is located in the middle of the town beside “ La Plaza”. As traditions every December 12 the catholic community gets together to celebrate the Virgin Mary. La plaza is filled with so many delicious kinds of food,that are pretty cheap. Everyone in this town depend on this place to get all their food and house products. A lot of the people living in this place own their own stores and sale products closer to others, which makes it easier for people. Not only do people in this town enjoy the surrounds of the beautiful beaches of “ El cuco “ but the enjoy the view of the famous volcano “Chaparrastique".


The local football club is named Club Deportivo Estrellas del Sur and it currently plays in the Salvadoran Third Division.