ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Chalatenango is a department of El Salvador, located in the northwestern part of the country. The Chalatenango Department encompasses 2,017 km² and contains more than 204,000 inhabitants. Las Matras Archaeological Ruins contains the relics of prehistoric populations and caves in which rock writing is found. The highest point in the country, El Pital, with an elevation of 2730.06 m, is also located in Chalatenango Department.
The most cultivated agricultural products are the basic grains, henequen (a type of agave), coffee, fruits, orchard plants, and vegetables, horses and cattle, and wilderness agriculture. Moreover, plaster, gold, lime, clay lead, silver, and zinc can be found in Chalatenango.