Colón, La Libertad

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Colón, La Libertad
Municipality
The entrance to Colón via the Pan-American Highway
The entrance to Colón via the Pan-American Highway
Colón, La Libertad is located in El Salvador
Colón, La Libertad
Colón, La Libertad
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°43′N 89°22′W / 13.717°N 89.367°W / 13.717; -89.367Coordinates: 13°43′N 89°22′W / 13.717°N 89.367°W / 13.717; -89.367
Country  El Salvador
Department La Libertad
Area
 • Total 32.45 sq mi (84.05 km2)
Elevation 1,870 ft (570 m)
Population
 • Total 96,989
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

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

Colón is surrounded by the municipalities of Santa Tecla, Quezaltepeque, San Juan Opico, Ciudad Arce, and Sacacoyo y Talnique. The municipality was previously known as El Guarumal, and was made a town on 20 August 1886, and a village (villa) on 24 July 1986.

Cantons[edit]

The municipality is bordered by various cantons:

  • Botoncillal
  • Cobanal
  • Cuyagualo
  • El Capulín
  • El Limón
  • El Manguito
  • Entre Ríos
  • Hacienda Nueva
  • Las Angosturas
  • Las Brisas
  • Las Moras
  • Lourdes

Tourism[edit]

Colón has Los Chorros (a bathing resort) which was destroyed in the 2001 earthquake, but reopened in March 2008.

Security[edit]

The municipality is considered to be one of the most dangerous in the country, reporting various homicides and notorious activity of gangs, locally called maras.

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