San Salvador is a department of El Salvador in the west central part of the country.
The capital is San Salvador, which is also the national capital.
The department has North of the Rio Lempa Valley, the "Valle de las Hamacas" (Hammock Valley) and a section of Lake Ilopango.
Some of the cities that are densely populated are: San Salvador, Ciudad Delgado, Mejicanos, Soyapango, Panchimalco and Apopa.
The department covers an area of 886 km˛ and has a population of more than 2 million.
It was made a department on June 12, 1824. During the time of the colony, the department was the San Salvador Party, from where territory was taken to make the departments of Chalatenago, La Libertad, Cuscatlán and La Paz.
San Salvador is the capital and largest city of the nation of El Salvador.
The second most populous city in Central America, after Guatemala City, and the metro covers an area of 568 km˛ (220 sq mi) and is home to nearly 1.6 million people