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Chalatenango
Department
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Flag of Chalatenango
Location within El Salvador
Location within El Salvador
Coordinates: 14°10′23″N 89°04′34″W / 14.173°N 89.076°W / 14.173; -89.076Coordinates: 14°10′23″N 89°04′34″W / 14.173°N 89.076°W / 14.173; -89.076
CountryChalatenango Department El Salvador
Created
(given current status)
1855
SeatChalatenango
Area
 • Total2,016.6 km2 (778.6 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 5th
Highest elevation
2,730 m (8,960 ft)
Population
 • Total204,888
 • RankRanked 10th
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (CST)
ISO 3166 codeSV-CH
Websitewww.chalatenango.gob.sv
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Chalatenango (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃalateˈnaŋɡo]) is a department of El Salvador, located in the northwest of the country. The capital is the city of Chalatenango. The Chalatenango Department encompasses 2,017 km² and contains more than 204,000 inhabitants. Las Matras Archaeological Ruins contains the relics of prehistoric populations and caves in which rock writing is found. The "5 de Noviembre" Hydroelectric Dam is found in Chalatenango Department, near the border with Cabañas. The highest point in the country, El Pital with an elevation of 2730.06 m, is also located in Chalatenango Department.

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