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Jurisdictions

El Salvador is divided into 14 departments (departamentos), which, in turn, are subdivided into 262 municipalities (municipios).

Department names and abbreviations for the 14 Salvadoran Departments:

  1. AH - Ahuachapán
  2. CA - Cabañas
  3. CH - Chalatenango
  4. CU - Cuscatlán
  5. LI   - La Libertad
  6. PA - La Paz
  7. UN - La Unión

 8.   MO - Morazán
 9.   SM - San Miguel
10.  SS  - San Salvador
11.  SV  - San Vicente
12.  SA  - Santa Ana
13.  SO  - Sonsonate
14.  US  - Usulután

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Today's featured article is El Salvador Civil Registrations.

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In 1969 El Salvador fought with it's neighbor Honduras in what would become known as the Football War.

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