San Ignacio, El Salvador

San Ignacio
San Ignacio is located in El Salvador
San Ignacio
San Ignacio
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 14°20′N 89°11′W / 14.333°N 89.183°W / 14.333; -89.183
Country El Salvador
DepartmentChalatenango Department
 • Total26.70 sq mi (69.15 km2)
 • Total16,000
A street in San Ignacio town

San Ignacio is a municipality of El Salvador.

It is located in the department of Chalatenango, to a distance of 87 km. from San Salvador, and to 8 km. of the international border with Honduras.

This municipality takes his name in honor to Ignatius of Loyola. Their celebrations are from July 23 to July 31.


  • Altitude: From 1010m to 2750m over the sea level
  • Area: 69.15 km²
  • Population: 16,000 inhabitants
  • Climate: Fresh/Cool
  • Townships: "Las Pilas", "El Centro", "Río Chiquito", "El Rosario", "Santa Rosa", "El Carmen" and "El Pinar".
  • Rivers:"Sumpul", "Los Pozos", "San Ignacio", "Nonuapa", "Jupula", "Río Chiquito".


Miramundo Forest

San Ignacio represents one of the most important points of attraction in El Salvador, thanks to its pleasant climate and beautiful mountains. There we can find the highest mountain in the country: the "Cerro El Pital" (The Pital Hill) near "Las Pilas" corner with 2730m over the sea level, where we can find a variety of fruits and vegetables nonseen in another point of the country making this place, maybe, the most important vegetables source for the country.[citation needed]



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