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is a town and municipality
A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. It can also be used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district...
in the Chalatenango
Chalatenango is a department of El Salvador, located in the northwest of the country. The capital is the city of Chalatenango. The Chalatenango Department encompasses 2,017 km² and contains more than 220,000 inhabitants. Las Matras Archaeological Ruins contains the relics of prehistoric...
||A list of the departments of El Salvador in alphabetical order.Department :# Ahuachapán # Cabañas # Chalatenango # Cuscatlán # La Libertad # La Paz...
of El Salvador
El Salvador or simply Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural and commercial centers in the country and in all of Central America...
. It is the capital of the department.
The coat of arms is actually the same as the department's, as is the flag.
As of 2007 the municipality covers an area of 131.5 km2
and has a population of 29,271. It is divided administratively into 6 cantons and 36 caserios
A hamlet is usually a rural settlement which is too small to be considered a village, though sometimes the word is used for a different sort of community. Historically, when a hamlet became large enough to justify building a church, it was then classified as a village...
Chalatenango is home to the professional football teams Alacranes Del Norte and C.D. Chalatenango
Club Deportivo Chalatenango is a Salvadoran football club. The team is based out of Chalatenango, El Salvador and plays in the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño, which is the country's second tier league.Their mascot is the Scorpion.-History:...
. The home ground for both clubs is Estadio José Gregorio Martínez
Estadio José Gregorio Martínez is a multi-use stadium in Chalatenango, El Salvador. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of C.D. Chalatenango. The stadium holds 15,000 people....
. It features floodlights and a main stand with seating accommodation.
Another popular sport in the region is ranching or Jaripeo
Jaripeo is a form of bull riding practiced in Mexico that developed in the 16th century. Originally it was a form of bull fighting where the rider rode the bull to death, but evolved into a form where the rider simply rode the animal until it stopped bucking...
. Events take place every few months in the villages around Chalatenango and in the field opposite the Gregorio Martinez outside of Chalatenango city.