Verapaz, El Salvador

Verapaz
Municipality
Verapaz is located in El Salvador
Verapaz
Verapaz
Location in El Salvador
Coordinates: 13°39′N 88°52′W / 13.650°N 88.867°W / 13.650; -88.867
Country El Salvador
DepartmentSan Vicente Department
Elevation
2,162 ft (659 m)

Verapaz is a municipality in the San Vincente department of El Salvador. Verapaz means 'true peace' (from Spanish 'verdadera' [true] and 'paz' [peace]). It has been the site of two recent natural disasters; an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Moment magnitude scale on 13 February 2001 and the 2009 Salvador floods and mudslides in November 2009.[1]

References

  1. ^ Carmen Molina Tamacas (November 9, 2009). "Verapaz, el ave fénix que vuelve a sucumbir".

Coordinates: 13°39′N 88°52′W / 13.650°N 88.867°W / 13.650; -88.867


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