El Salvador

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 2,199,897
1960 2,762,897
1970 3,668,592
1980 4,577,683
1990 5,252,082
2000 5,811,836
2010 6,038,306
2020 6,230,899
2025 6,329,014
2050 6,390,316
2075 5,648,505
2100 4,419,633
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of El Salvador
Capital San Salvador
Region Central America
ISO code SV
Statistical agency Dirección General de Estadística y Censos


Administrative units

codedepartamentocapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1992-10-06
census
population
2007-05-12
census
population
2013
survey
01AhuachapánAhuachapán1,239.6261,188319,503333,406
02Santa AnaSanta Ana2,023.2458,587523,655572,081
03SonsonateSonsonate1,225.8360,183438,960463,739
04ChalatenangoChalatenango2,016.6179,132192,788204,808
05La LibertadSanta Tecla1,652.9513,866660,652747,662
06San SalvadorSan Salvador886.21,512,1251,567,1561,740,847
07CuscatlánCojutepeque756.2178,502231,480252,528
08La PazZacatecoluca1,227.6245,915308,087328,221
09CabañasSensuntepeque1,103.5138,426149,326164,945
10San VicenteSan Vicente1,184.0143,003161,645174,561
11UsulutánUsulután2,130.4310,362344,235366,040
12San MiguelSan Miguel2,077.1403,411434,003478,792
13MorazánSan Francisco Gotera1,447.4160,146174,406199,519
14La UniónLa Unión2,074.3255,565238,217263,271
 total 21,044.85,120,4115,744,1136,290,420
source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, El Salvador.
note: the 2013 data refer to results from the Encuesta de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples (Multipurpose Household Survey) held that year.

Main cities

namepopulation
1992-10-06
census
population
2007-05-12
census
population
2013
survey
latitude /
longitude
San Salvador415,346316,090354,17413.67/-89.24
Santa Ana210,970245,421.. 
Soyapango261,122241,403268,228 
San Miguel191,116218,410.. 
Mejicanos144,855140,751157,188 
Apopa109,179131,286143,718 
Santa Tecla113,698121,908126,353 
Ciudad Delgado109,863120,200129,965 
Ahuachapán85,460110,511.. 
Ilopango90,634103,862113,032 
Colón49,57096,989.. 
Tonacatepeque27,34290,896109,563 
source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, El Salvador.
note: the 2013 data refer to results from the Encuesta de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples (Multipurpose Household Survey) held that year.