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Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Ana El Salvador
Full nameSanta Ana
Official nameSanta Ana
CountryEl Salvador
DepartmentSanta Ana
MayorFrancisco Polanco
Total Area157.5 sq mi (407.9 km2)
Elevation2182 ft (665.1 m)
Total Population245421 (2007)
Urban (pop.)280000
Metro (pop.)290000
Other information
ISO 3166-2SV-SA

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Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers west of San Salvador, the capital city. Santa Ana has approximately 274,830 (2006) inhabitants and serves both as the capital of the department of Santa Ana and

as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. For its administration the municipality is divided into 35 colonias (neighborhoods) and 318 small villages.

A major processing center for El Salvador's sizable coffee industry is located near Santa Ana.

Santa Ana which is the second city in importance in El Salvador, has become a very popular tourist destination, especially for the tourists eager to learn about the Salvadoran culture and traditions.

Currently, the mayor of Santa Ana is Francisco Polanco, from the FMLN (Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front), a left-wing political party.

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