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Zacatecoluca

Zacatecoluca

Zacatecoluca, city (1993 pop. 28,192), S central El Salvador. The city was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1932.

Zacatecoluca is a city in southern El Salvador and capital of the La Paz Department, located in the Lempa River valley. Zacatecoluca has a population of over 62,576 (2006 est.). The city is a commercial and manufacturing center, and it serves the surrounding agricultural area. Major products include textiles, baskets, and wood items

The city is home to the Catedral Santa Lucía, a monument to José Simeon Cañas, a priest who in 1824 successfully abolished slavery in Central America.

The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1922.

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