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.