Location within El Salvador
|• Total||1,103.5 km2 (426.1 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,014 m (3,327 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
Cabañas is a
The department takes its name from the Central-American hero General
By the beginning of the 19th century, Ilobasco was a thriving community with the establishment of markets, pharmacies, blacksmiths and saddlers. Tourists have recently been attracted to Ilobasco where clay dolls and other types of pottery are a major attraction in addition to a lakeside recreation area. By the early 20th century, the department had two cities, Sensuntepeque and Ilobasco, as well as five towns, Victoria, Dolores, San Isidro, Jutiapa, and Tejutepeque. The Flag of the Cabañas Department is made up of blue-red colours painted vertically and separated by a S-like wavy white line.