Population of Cities in El Salvador (2021)

El Salvador is a relatively small Central American country with a population of around six million residents, and is known for its beaches, mountains and rainforests. San Salvador is the capital and the most populous city in El Salvador, and is the country's financial, cultural and educational center. The capital has a population of 1,767,102, which rises to 2,404,097 for the wider metropolitan area. San Salvador is surrounded by volcanoes and is situated in the Boquerón Volcano Valley, a region of high seismic activity, making the city a high risk for earthquakes.

The eastern city of San Miguel is the second most populous city in El Salvador, with 518,410 residents. San Miguel also plays an important role in El Salvador's economy due to its agriculture, textile and chemical industries. After San Miguel, the third-largest city in El Salvador is Santa Ana, which is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and has approximately 374,830 residents. The city has strong retail and manufacturing industries as well as markets, museums and historical buildings.

El Salvador has 0 cities with more than a million people, 7 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 36 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in El Salvador is San Salvador, with a population of 525,990 people.

Name 2021 Population
San Salvador525,990
Soyapango329,708
Santa Ana176,661
San Miguel161,880
Mejicanos160,317
Santa Tecla124,694
Apopa112,158
Delgado71,594
Sonsonate59,468
San Marcos54,615
Usulutan51,910
Cojutepeque48,411
Cuscatancingo44,369
San Vicente41,504
Zacatecoluca39,613
San Martin39,361
Ilopango38,890
Ahuachapan34,102
Antiguo Cuscatlan33,767
Chalchuapa32,282
Quezaltepeque28,886
La Union26,807
Ayutuxtepeque25,426
Acajutla22,763
Aguilares21,445
Sensuntepeque20,386
Chalatenango19,364
Izalco19,197
Metapan19,143
San Rafael Oriente19,095
Puerto El Triunfo19,074
La Libertad16,855
San Francisco16,152
Sonzacate15,446
Santiago de Maria15,032
Armenia14,997
Santo Tomas14,581
Santa Rosa de Lima13,249
Zaragoza11,749
Berlin11,313
Guazapa10,995
Jucuapa10,601
Ciudad Arce10,095
Nueva Concepcion9,990
Juayua9,936
Santiago Nonualco9,490
El Transito9,485
Atiquizaya9,476
San Antonio del Monte9,135
Jiquilisco9,129
El Congo8,905
Chinameca8,646
Ciudad Barrios8,491
Concepcion de Ataco7,797
Nahuizalco7,358
San Sebastian7,333
San Juan Opico7,127
Panchimalco6,764
Nuevo Cuscatlan6,469
Chirilagua6,393
Olocuilta6,324
Candelaria de La Frontera6,301
Tonacatepeque6,245
Santa Elena5,887
Nueva Guadalupe5,798
Apastepeque5,785
Coatepeque5,773
Suchitoto5,735
El Rosario5,620
Guatajiagua5,273
Rosario de Mora5,178
San Alejo5,149
Tacuba5,055

Population of All Cities in El Salvador

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