Nueva San Salvador (nwāˈvä sän sälväħōrˈ) [key] or Santa Tecla sänˈtä tāˈklä, city (1993 est. pop. 96,113), central El Salvador. It was founded in 1854 after the capital, San Salvador, was destroyed in an earthquake. San Salvador, 9 mi (14.5 km) away, was rebuilt, and Nueva San Salvador became a wealthy suburb. It is situated among coffee farms.