Lakes

There are many lakes and lagoons in El Salvador, however the difference among a lake and a lagoon is based on subjective perspectives of big and small respectively. However all of them fit in the category of lentic which means inhabiting or situated in still fresh water. Official records of the Ministry of Environment recognize 37 lentic ecosystems,  the largest is Lago the Ilopango in the department San Salvador with 70.52 square kilometers and the smallest are Laguna La Pancha, Laguna Solomillana, Laguna Solomillita with 0.025 aquare kilometers all in the department of La Paz. To get a full list of the lakes and lagoons in El Salvador you can visit: http://www.snet.gob.sv/ver/hidrologia/hidrologia+en+el+salvador/lagos+y+lagunas/

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View of the Lago de Coatepeque, from El Cerro Verde Santa Ana, El Salvador. Photo: SGM