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La Paz Department

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La Paz is a department of El Salvador in the south central area of the country. The capital is Zacatecoluca. La Paz has an area of 1,228 km² and a population of more than 328,000. The department was created in 1852. There are various caves containing rock writing. The department has a church in Zacatecoluca where the Independence Hero Dr Jose Simeon Cañas y Villacorta was born. He was known as "The Liberator of the Slaves in Central America". In 1833, Anastasio Aquino, an indigenous person, proclaimed himself as "The Emperor of the Nonualcos".Municipalities Cuyultitán El Rosario Jerusalén Mercedes La Ceiba Olocuilta Paraíso de Osorio San Antonio Masahuat San Emigdio San Francisco Chinameca San Juan Nonualco San Juan Talpa San Juan Tepezontes San Luis La Herradura San Luis Talpa San Miguel Tepezontes San Pedro Masahuat San Pedro Nonualco San Rafael Obrajuelo Santa María Ostuma Santiago Nonualco Tapalhuaca Zacatecoluca Comalapa, La Paz La Paz Department is in El Salvador. Take a peek at our world travel planner: La Paz Department and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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