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Sonsonate (sōnsōnä`tā), city (1993 pop. 46,101), capital of Sonsonate dept., SW El Salvador. It is the commercial center of a rich agricultural region, where cacao, coffee, sugar, tobacco, Peruvian balsam, and subsistence crops are produced. The city was founded in 1524 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de AlvaradoAlvarado, Pedro de
, 1486–1541, Spanish conquistador. He went to Hispaniola (1510), sailed in the expedition (1518) of Juan de Grijalva, and was the chief lieutenant of Hernán Cortés in the conquest of Mexico.
..... Click the link for more information. . Sonsonate has two beautiful churches and is a point of departure for excursions to the parks and resorts around nearby Izalco volcano.
a city in El Salvador; capital of the department of Sonsonate. Population, 49,000 (1972). Sonsonate has a railroad station. It is the center of the country’s major cattle-breeding region. It has enterprises for the production of foodstuffs, leather, and tobacco goods and the processing of balsam of Peru. Sonsonate was founded in 1524.
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La fase empirica de formacion docente en El Salvador se puede ubicar un poco antes de la independencia del Reino de Espana de la Republica Federal de Centroamerica, (En esos anos, el actual estado de El Salvador estaba conformado con las provincias de Sonsonate
y San Salvador pertenecientes a la Capitania General de Guatemala), en 1821 hasta el ano de 1858 cuando fue fundada la primera escuela normal en el ya Estado soberano de El Salvador.
All evidence found by the authors of this study showed that El Salvador began some efforts to initiate a salt fluoridation program between 1997 to 2002, including the development of a survey about the fluoride concentration in potable water (81) and finding a potential of 12% of the country population at risk of fluorosis in 5 localities (Usulutan, La Union, La Libertad, Sonsonate
and San Salvador).
Cara Sucia presents high mercantile activity due mainly to its strategical location between the highway to La Hachadura (at the Guatemala and El Salvador border) and the urban center of the Sonsonate
Department, which facilitates commercial trade between both regions.
Caracterizacion de la pesqueria de la langosta (Panulirus gracilis) en Playas Negras, La Union, y Puerto Acajutla, Sonsonate
, El Salvador.