San Lorenzo, Ahuachapán

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo is located in El Salvador
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 14°2′N 89°47′W / 14.033°N 89.783°W / 14.033; -89.783Coordinates: 14°2′N 89°47′W / 14.033°N 89.783°W / 14.033; -89.783
Country  El Salvador
Department Ahuachapán Department
Elevation 1,683 ft (513 m)

San Lorenzo is a municipality in the Ahuachapán department of El Salvador.

San Lorenzo is a town of 9,194 citizens, located 7 km north of Atiquizaya city.[1] San Lorenzo is on the border with Guatemala. The closest Guatemalan city to San Lorenzo is Esmeralda City and Jerez of department of Jutiapa.

San Lorenzo is well known in Western El Salvador for its several rivers, the San Antonio and Rio Paz, which attract Salvadoran tourists during Christmas and New Year holidays.

On December 20, 2006, an earthquake struck San Lorenzo, destroying 432 houses. In total, 1,038 houses were affected.[2]


  1. ^ El Salvador Population Census, 2007
  2. ^ Cristian Díaz/René Serrano (2007-12-16). "More Than 380 Families Still Waiting for Adequate Housing". El Diario de Hoy. Retrieved 2008-09-22.