Metapan is located in the northwestern part of El Salvador's Santa Ana province, bordering Guatemala to the west and north.
The city is aiming to become a strategic center for economic and social development for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Metapan has a rich cultural and historical background, with several historical buildings from the colonial period. The area also boasts diverse natural landscapes, including the Montecristo National Park.
Xiamen in East China's Fujian province established friendly relations with Metapan on July 26.