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El Salvador: Administrative Division

Contents: Departments and Municipalities

The population of the departments (departamentos) and municipalities (municipios) of El Salvador according to census results and latest official projections.

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1992-09-27
Population
Projection
2007-06-30
Population
Projection
2012-06-30
Population
Projection
2017-06-30
AhuachapánDepartment261,188329,248344,189363,473
AhuachapánMunicipality85,460113,882121,000129,750
ApanecaMunicipality7,7508,6398,4978,435
AtiquizayaMunicipality28,21334,61134,81535,332
Concepción de AtacoMunicipality13,90313,17612,96912,882
El RefugioMunicipality5,1058,4209,89311,741
GuaymangoMunicipality17,29919,61820,24421,077
JujutlaMunicipality26,97529,47130,37131,584
San Francisco MenéndezMunicipality36,42343,90745,97248,565
San LorenzoMunicipality7,1639,4749,91410,477
San Pedro PuxtlaMunicipality6,6808,0108,2088,493
TacubaMunicipality20,74430,76932,18933,985
TurínMunicipality5,4739,27110,11711,152
CabañasDepartment138,426155,892158,860167,563
CinqueraMunicipality5741,5321,4231,369
DoloresMunicipality5,6676,6266,5736,745
GuacotectiMunicipality3,9145,7946,2687,021
IlobascoMunicipality53,51364,21567,62373,597
JutiapaMunicipality7,1786,8736,4726,301
San IsidroMunicipality9,4688,1397,9508,030
SensuntepequeMunicipality39,12342,10542,08543,460
TejutepequeMunicipality5,0877,4277,6878,235
VictoriaMunicipality13,90213,18112,77912,805
ChalatenangoDepartment177,320198,049197,517204,942
Agua CalienteMunicipality8,4608,4868,3658,560
ArcataoMunicipality2,2423,0262,6982,498
AzacualpaMunicipality1,5401,1671,0801,040
Cancasque (San José Cancasque)Municipality1,4861,7991,6221,519
ChalatenangoMunicipality29,04830,07030,15331,364
CitaláMunicipality4,8224,2784,0744,030
ComalapaMunicipality4,2373,0782,8812,801
Concepción QuezaltepequeMunicipality6,2956,6336,6066,830
Dulce Nombre de MaríaMunicipality5,5035,1894,9714,946
El CarrizalMunicipality2,7572,5312,4472,459
El ParaísoMunicipality9,97910,76911,81113,448
La LagunaMunicipality4,5724,0303,9474,014
La PalmaMunicipality10,63212,56912,96713,886
La ReinaMunicipality7,6359,7859,83610,266
Las Flores (San José Las Flores)Municipality1,4901,6261,4131,276
Las VueltasMunicipality1,040966787667
Nombre de JesúsMunicipality4,3414,6064,4314,425
Nueva ConcepciónMunicipality27,32129,40629,67131,064
Nueva TrinidadMunicipality1,1681,7191,4681,303
Ojos de AguaMunicipality3,1753,7673,6833,741
PotonicoMunicipality1,5821,6291,4291,303
San Antonio de la CruzMunicipality1,7791,9051,7421,655
San Antonio los RanchosMunicipality1,0311,6631,6021,603
San FernandoMunicipality...2,6642,7402,931
San Francisco LempaMunicipality919886832812
San Francisco MorazánMunicipality2,2794,0263,9754,076
San IgnacioMunicipality6,5608,8469,24110,028
San Isidro LabradorMunicipality1212,6632,6032,644
San Luis del CarmenMunicipality1,3631,2051,061972
San Miguel de MercedesMunicipality2,2042,5552,4932,529
San RafaelMunicipality4,3184,3804,3304,444
Santa RitaMunicipality4,5086,1486,4236,973
TejutlaMunicipality12,91313,97914,13514,835
CuscatlánDepartment178,502237,270250,381266,232
CandelariaMunicipality9,63410,34210,76611,279
CojutepequeMunicipality45,60151,57354,53157,915
El CarmenMunicipality12,45613,67914,80116,127
El RosarioMunicipality3,6794,3264,6254,984
Monte San JuanMunicipality8,25110,48011,05411,734
Oratorio de ConcepciónMunicipality2,3683,6673,8734,123
San Bartolomé PerulapíaMunicipality5,6588,2609,0179,921
San CristóbalMunicipality7,1308,5249,1539,903
San José GuayabalMunicipality9,9159,5339,3429,218
San Pedro PerulapánMunicipality26,04745,84849,34253,354
San Rafael CedrosMunicipality11,73517,49619,43221,731
San RamónMunicipality4,6326,4496,9487,544
Santa Cruz AnalquitoMunicipality2,2712,6502,7802,938
Santa Cruz MichapaMunicipality9,94212,08513,52715,248
SuchitotoMunicipality13,85025,40624,54223,812
TenancingoMunicipality5,3336,9526,6486,401
La LibertadDepartment513,866711,196755,305803,794
Antiguo CuscatlánMunicipality28,18736,27640,43645,115
ChiltiupánMunicipality10,98811,73111,71011,708
Ciudad ArceMunicipality39,79664,92869,25173,844
ColónMunicipality49,570104,409121,022139,814
ComasaguaMunicipality10,87112,77812,49612,236
HuizúcarMunicipality9,20515,57216,22816,931
JayaqueMunicipality11,40111,90411,79411,702
JicalapaMunicipality5,5235,5075,6665,839
La LibertadMunicipality33,59038,75139,79040,867
Nuevo CuscatlánMunicipality5,1197,4258,1448,954
QuezaltepequeMunicipality46,69356,67057,30157,929
SacacoyoMunicipality9,18313,24014,33615,552
San José VillanuevaMunicipality7,24714,61516,60818,908
San Juan Opico (Opico)Municipality51,70179,96383,89988,002
San MatíasMunicipality7,3587,8747,8227,784
San Pablo TacachicoMunicipality18,70721,92421,92421,944
Santa TeclaMunicipality113,698131,235135,155138,695
TalniqueMunicipality6,1938,8859,2009,540
TamaniqueMunicipality11,38714,58015,19015,845
TeotepequeMunicipality12,17713,26313,10012,954
TepecoyoMunicipality10,83815,41815,64915,900
ZaragozaMunicipality14,43424,24828,58433,731
La PazDepartment245,915324,628341,557362,566
CuyultitánMunicipality4,1565,8906,4437,112
El RosarioMunicipality9,79717,68520,16123,175
JerusalénMunicipality2,0432,7082,8032,925
Mercedes La CeibaMunicipality620671664663
OlocuiltaMunicipality15,99231,11434,77439,058
Paraíso de OsorioMunicipality2,9332,8732,9273,008
San Antonio MasahuatMunicipality4,0474,4874,4634,477
San EmigdioMunicipality2,6892,9693,0733,208
San Francisco ChinamecaMunicipality6,1867,7847,9628,211
San Juan NonualcoMunicipality10,92718,18218,75019,483
San Juan TalpaMunicipality6,8258,1218,2138,372
San Juan TepezontesMunicipality3,0373,8253,8463,901
San Luis La HerraduraMunicipality16,86921,50022,48923,700
San Luis TalpaMunicipality15,41022,83926,83931,750
San Miguel TepezontesMunicipality4,6295,3575,5495,796
San Pedro MasahuatMunicipality21,59326,81228,44930,388
San Pedro NonualcoMunicipality9,4309,7499,5839,496
San Rafael ObrajueloMunicipality9,11010,34710,81811,403
Santa María OstumaMunicipality5,6606,3126,2646,268
Santiago NonualcoMunicipality32,54642,02943,37144,974
TapalhuacaMunicipality3,6124,0144,0034,025
ZacatecolucaMunicipality57,80469,36070,11371,173
La UniónDepartment255,565255,945256,487268,430
AnamorósMunicipality15,33215,63415,46715,968
BolívarMunicipality5,0294,5294,3604,381
Concepción de OrienteMunicipality6,4588,7888,8639,335
ConchaguaMunicipality33,33240,14242,66847,239
El CarmenMunicipality15,51213,24112,98813,295
El SauceMunicipality8,7797,0336,5666,399
IntipucáMunicipality7,2018,1308,2158,671
La UniónMunicipality36,90336,57935,93836,760
LisliqueMunicipality13,79014,38114,89716,113
Meanguera del GolfoMunicipality3,3682,5762,5842,708
Nueva EspartaMunicipality13,30010,35410,06810,218
PasaquinaMunicipality21,50917,59416,93317,003
PolorósMunicipality9,45910,42310,41010,851
San AlejoMunicipality22,79318,90818,03717,941
San JoséMunicipality3,9753,1923,0913,124
Santa Rosa de LimaMunicipality24,71929,75430,53732,696
YayantiqueMunicipality5,4127,3827,7368,468
YucuaiquínMunicipality8,6947,3057,1297,260
MorazánDepartment160,146187,306193,044203,753
ArambalaMunicipality1,8401,9561,8261,745
CacaoperaMunicipality9,35111,75311,50711,516
ChilangaMunicipality8,35810,41810,90111,677
CorintoMunicipality16,40216,55016,76317,326
Delicias de ConcepciónMunicipality4,7495,4515,6536,003
El DivisaderoMunicipality7,4808,1808,2958,605
El RosarioMunicipality1,0761,4381,3381,275
GualococtiMunicipality3,0203,9204,1244,443
GuatajiaguaMunicipality10,27812,58812,99113,695
JoatecaMunicipality3,4114,5214,5664,718
JocoaitiqueMunicipality1,9153,0902,9342,852
JocoroMunicipality9,70610,80410,86811,181
LolotiquilloMunicipality4,6095,2795,4815,828
MeangueraMunicipality7,7818,3968,4518,704
OsicalaMunicipality9,6489,56810,05010,810
PerquínMunicipality3,4723,3923,4933,682
San CarlosMunicipality3,2204,4814,9585,617
San FernandoMunicipality8951,8341,9202,059
San Francisco GoteraMunicipality19,88722,60624,61527,363
San IsidroMunicipality2,8743,0113,1753,429
San SimónMunicipality8,06210,84911,87413,298
SensembraMunicipality3,1273,1573,1653,247
SociedadMunicipality10,50412,25012,08212,172
TorolaMunicipality1,0873,2673,2283,263
YamabalMunicipality3,6234,6674,8355,128
YoloaiquínMunicipality3,7713,8803,9514,117
San MiguelDepartment403,411463,083475,534499,917
CarolinaMunicipality8,2988,7928,7538,915
ChapeltiqueMunicipality10,44511,44711,34911,508
ChinamecaMunicipality20,77523,80623,22423,152
ChirilaguaMunicipality21,72121,32320,66920,478
Ciudad BarriosMunicipality24,80326,48027,50329,191
ComacaránMunicipality3,5233,4133,2573,180
El TránsitoMunicipality16,45519,59319,77720,411
LolotiqueMunicipality13,88315,91516,02616,502
MoncaguaMunicipality20,93124,17725,08326,590
Nueva GuadalupeMunicipality6,5679,50210,15211,105
Nuevo Edén de San JuanMunicipality2,4524,3044,0443,887
QuelepaMunicipality4,8594,3204,2684,314
San AntonioMunicipality6,3735,6595,6325,735
San GerardoMunicipality5,5576,3875,9965,759
San JorgeMunicipality8,9039,7269,6099,713
San Luis de la ReinaMunicipality6,8456,0155,7155,556
San MiguelMunicipality191,116233,046246,224265,921
San Rafael OrienteMunicipality15,11014,18014,09514,328
SesoriMunicipality11,14211,42210,69610,242
UluazapaMunicipality3,6533,5763,4623,430
San SalvadorDepartment1,512,1251,688,5621,731,0301,786,422
AguilaresMunicipality20,43922,91523,40524,053
ApopaMunicipality109,179141,457162,306185,073
AyutuxtepequeMunicipality23,81037,39942,17147,865
CuscatancingoMunicipality57,48571,54476,86583,119
DelgadoMunicipality109,863129,512128,795128,012
El PaisnalMunicipality13,48515,67815,07714,590
GuazapaMunicipality18,78024,68125,70526,957
IlopangoMunicipality90,634111,908123,258135,703
MejicanosMunicipality144,855151,655148,727144,872
NejapaMunicipality23,89131,74032,40033,284
PanchimalcoMunicipality32,45744,45645,87447,662
Rosario de MoraMunicipality9,25112,25813,34514,630
San MarcosMunicipality59,91368,10670,15472,744
San MartínMunicipality56,53078,39489,721103,245
San SalvadorMunicipality415,346340,577287,629238,244
Santiago TexacuangosMunicipality16,29520,93321,65422,555
Santo TomásMunicipality21,44827,30728,61730,197
SoyapangoMunicipality261,122260,104274,020283,223
TonacatepequeMunicipality27,34297,938121,307150,394
Santa AnaDepartment458,587559,097568,877589,266
Candelaria de la FronteraMunicipality21,95124,22125,23626,737
ChalchuapaMunicipality64,82879,04981,05984,510
CoatepequeMunicipality38,19839,25638,66238,689
El CongoMunicipality18,02425,85826,81028,261
El PorvenirMunicipality6,2538,7899,1419,681
MasahuatMunicipality4,1133,6233,4733,388
MetapánMunicipality49,95062,99763,29964,633
San Antonio PajonalMunicipality3,8423,5013,3413,245
San Sebastián SalitrilloMunicipality9,54119,82323,74928,933
Santa AnaMunicipality210,970262,032265,078272,554
Santa Rosa GuachipilínMunicipality6,1855,2645,0474,925
Santiago de la FronteraMunicipality6,5895,5485,4125,373
TexistepequeMunicipality18,14319,13618,57018,337
San VicenteDepartment143,003169,797174,961184,127
ApastepequeMunicipality18,24719,26719,94621,086
GuadalupeMunicipality5,5855,7635,9926,367
San Cayetano IstepequeMunicipality5,0955,3605,7386,275
San Esteban CatarinaMunicipality3,2755,9465,9356,046
San IldefonsoMunicipality8,7048,1928,1218,215
San LorenzoMunicipality6,1786,3606,6037,004
San SebastiánMunicipality12,98815,13815,27915,738
Santa ClaraMunicipality4,2165,6195,5475,591
Santo DomingoMunicipality6,2826,7707,2567,942
San VicenteMunicipality45,55955,89757,96861,373
TecolucaMunicipality16,74625,09825,72926,918
TepetitánMunicipality3,8133,8144,0344,358
VerapazMunicipality6,3156,5736,8137,214
SonsonateDepartment360,183465,274483,472506,540
AcajutlaMunicipality47,67855,49756,65058,093
ArmeniaMunicipality23,81337,00538,00739,229
CalucoMunicipality6,6899,68710,13910,703
CuisnahuatMunicipality10,29813,43614,02714,769
IzalcoMunicipality54,59575,21377,77980,727
JuayúaMunicipality23,53425,93225,87926,027
NahuizalcoMunicipality34,35052,02354,31856,986
NahulingoMunicipality9,47611,04111,62112,334
SalcoatitánMunicipality4,0715,8136,0976,451
San Antonio del MonteMunicipality17,75028,51532,84838,029
San JuliánMunicipality13,72119,76620,17320,751
Santa Catarina MasahuatMunicipality7,63110,68011,14811,736
Santa Isabel IshuatánMunicipality8,99910,85510,97011,175
Santo Domingo de GuzmánMunicipality6,2707,4787,6137,811
SonsonateMunicipality77,77375,82974,25272,951
SonzacateMunicipality13,53526,50431,95138,768
UsulutánDepartment310,362352,042358,495374,915
AlegríaMunicipality12,20511,97812,16612,676
BerlínMunicipality17,95218,19017,29616,851
CaliforniaMunicipality2,3002,6882,7552,901
Concepción BatresMunicipality11,75812,47412,38612,616
El TriunfoMunicipality5,8917,0817,4678,087
EreguayquínMunicipality7,0696,2586,1936,288
EstanzuelasMunicipality9,1949,2199,1239,263
JiquiliscoMunicipality37,64648,86849,55551,491
JucuapaMunicipality15,56418,86019,33420,311
JucuaránMunicipality11,19613,72813,13012,878
Mercedes UmañaMunicipality13,32813,38913,70914,413
Nueva GranadaMunicipality7,3827,6207,8148,229
OzatlánMunicipality11,43612,72512,81113,231
Puerto El TriunfoMunicipality15,09216,96018,53620,783
San AgustínMunicipality3,4816,6666,1105,748
San BuenaventuraMunicipality4,1134,8334,7714,835
San DionisioMunicipality6,8985,0575,2225,540
San Francisco JavierMunicipality5,4695,5325,2415,097
Santa ElenaMunicipality14,80117,73517,92018,562
Santa MaríaMunicipality8,04310,97412,26114,062
Santiago de MaríaMunicipality17,29118,61418,84619,554
TecapánMunicipality7,9277,8727,8648,063
UsulutánMunicipality64,32674,72177,98583,436
El SalvadorRepublic5,118,5996,097,3896,289,7096,581,940

Source: Dirección General de Estadistica y Censos (web).

Explanation: In contrast to the projection, the census figures are not adjusted for underenumeration.