Colón, La Libertad

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Colón, La Libertad
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
 • Total 32.45 sq mi (84.05 km2)
Elevation 1,870 ft (570 m)
 • 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.


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


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


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.