Chalatenango (known as "Chalate" by locals) is a town and municipality in the Chalatenango department of El Salvador. It is the capital of the department.
It is the birthplace of Salvadoran hip hop group Pescozada. The coat of arms is actually the same as the department, as is the flag.
As of 2007 the municipality covers an area of 131.5 km2 and has a population of 29,271. It is divided administratively into 6 cantons and 36 caserios.
For more information on the department see Chalatenango