Capital of El Salvador
For other uses, see San Salvador (disambiguation).
National capital in El Salvador
San Salvador City
Images, from top, left to right: Plaza Morazán, Plaza Libertad, Plaza Gerardo Barrios, Torre Roble Metrocentro, National Palace, Estadio Cuscatlan
Coat of arms
Nuestra Capital – 2011 Ibero-American Capital of Culture
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Location within El Salvador
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Location within Central America
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Location within North America
Show map of North America Coordinates: 13°41′56″N 89°11′29″W / 13.69889°N 89.19139°W / 13.69889; -89.19139 Country El Salvador Department San Salvador Metro San Salvador Metropolitan Area Founded 1525 Founded by Pedro de Alvarado Named for Divine Savior placed on the Monument • Type Democratic Republic • Mayor Mario Durán • National capital 72.25 km 2 (27.90 sq mi) • Metro 651.31 km 2 (251.47 sq mi) Elevation 658 m (2,159 ft) • National capital 2,406,709 • Estimate
 570,459 • Rank 1st, El Salvador • Density 72.25/km 2 (187.1/sq mi) • Metro 2,177,432  • Metro density 3,343.16/km 2 (8,658.7/sq mi) Demonym(s) Sansalvadoran Sansalvadoreño/a Capitalino/a Time zone UTC−6 (Central Standard Time) SV-SS
Area code + 503 HDI (2018) 0.704 − high  Website sansalvador.gob.sv San Salvador ( Spanish pronunciation: [san salβaˈðoɾ];) is the capital and the largest city of El Salvador and its eponymous department.  It is the country's political, cultural, educational and financial center.  The Metropolitan Area of San Salvador, which comprises the capital itself and 13 of its municipalities, has a population of 2,404,097. The urban area of San Salvador has a population of 1,600,000 inhabitants. 
The city is home to the
Consejo de Ministros de El Salvador (Council of Ministries of El Salvador), the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, the Supreme Court of El Salvador, and other governmental institutions, as well as the official residence of the President of El Salvador. San Salvador is located in the Salvadoran highlands, surrounded by volcanoes and prone to earthquakes. The city is also home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Salvador, as well as many Protestant branches of Christianity, including Evangelicals, Latter-day Saints, Baptists, and Pentecostals. San Salvador has the second largest Jewish community in Central America  and a small Muslim community.
San Salvador has been the host city for various regional and international sporting, political, and social events. It hosted the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1935 and 2002, and the Central American Games in 1977 and 1994, as well as the Miss Universe 1975 pageant. San Salvador was also the host city of the 18th Ibero-American Summit in 2008, the most important sociopolitical event in the Spanish and Portuguese sphere.
 The Central American Integration System has its headquarters in San Salvador. 
"Global BR Data". BRT+ CoE . Retrieved . 12 July 2019
^ United Nations Data: El Salvador→ Capital city Population
^ Major Agglomerations Of The World, City Population. Accessed 12 Jul 2019.
"Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Global Data Lab". GlobalDataLab.
"Biggest Cities El Salvador". Geonames.org . Retrieved . 24 February 2012
^  Archived 27 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
^ Demographia World Urban Areas 17th Annual Edition: 202106
^ History of the Jews in El Salvador
^ Ibero-American Summit
^ Central American Bank for Economic Integration
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