A city of eastern Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south-southwest of Recife. Founded in 1549, it was the capital of the Portuguese possessions in the New World until 1763.x
- SONSONATE, the capital of the department of Sonsonate, Salvador; on the river Sensunapan and the railway from San Salvador to the Pacific port of Acajutla, 13 m.
- The best modern critical account in Spanish is Salvador Brau, Puerto Rico y su historia (Valencia, 1894).
- San Salvador, however, claims historical precedence as the landfall of Columbus on his memorable voyage.
- Fox, identified San Salvador, on seemingly good grounds, with Samana (Atwood Cay), which lies about midway between Watling and Mariguana.
- The chief difficulty is its size, for, if Samana is the true San Salvador, it must have been considerably larger then than now.