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Sonsonate, the capital of the department of Sonsonate, El Salvador; on the Sensunapan River and the railway from San Salvador to the Pacific port of Acajutla, 21km south. Pop. (2007), about 71,541.EconomyHistorically, the area was a producer of cotton. Most of the cotton produced, as of 1850, was retained for local use. Today, tobacco farming, cattle ranching and tourism (volcanos, coral reef) are important industries.Take stress off the schedule by using our El Salvador travel route planner.
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