Santa Ana is a department of El Salvador in the northwest of the country. The capital is Santa Ana.
It has 2,023 km² and a population of over 600,000. This department was created on February 8, 1855.
The Santa Ana Volcano is in this department.
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.