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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.
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