La Unión Department

La Unión Department

ElSalvadordepartment
name = La Unión


image_coa = COA-LaUnion.pngstate_motto = none


date_creation = 1865
capital = La Unión
area = 2,074
area_percentage =
area_percentage_rank =3rd
population = 372,271
year_estimate = 2006
population_percentage =
population_percentage_rank =8th
ISO_code = SV-UN|

La Unión is a department of El Salvador. it is located in the eastern part of the country and its capital is La Unión. It covers a total of 2,074 km² and has a population of 300,000.

The department was created on June 22, 1865 and the city of La Unión was made its capital.

The Conchagua Temple was built in 1693 and it is one of tourist attractions of the department as well as some archeological ruins in Intipuca and Meanguera.

Municipalities

# Anamorós
# Bolívar
# Concepción de Oriente
# Conchagua
# El Carmen
# El Sauce
# Intipucá
# La Unión
# Lislique
# Meanguera del Golfo
# Nueva Esparta
# Pasaquina
# Polorós
# San Alejo
# San José
# Santa Rosa de Lima
# Yayantique
# Yucuaiquín

Agriculture

The most important agricultural products are: coffee, grass, fruits, cocoa, oleaginous seeds, and sugar cane. The manufacture of palm objects, tortoiseshell objects, panela, mangrove extraction, and fish. It has locations of gold, iron, barium, and mercury.


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