Nueva San Salvador
Nueva San Salvador nwā´vä sän sälväᵺōr´ [key] or Santa Tecla sän´tä tā´klä [key], 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.
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