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Learn more about El Salvador.
Flag of El Salvador El Salvador
Population: 6,587,541 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: San Salvador
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An Introduction to El Salvador
El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

El Salvador map

Map of El Salvador ( Location ) : 13 50 N, 88 55 W, Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras. For additional reports and educational information specific to El Salvador, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Salvadoran Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL; similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which has a different coat of arms centered in the white band - it features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom; also similar to the flag of Honduras, which has five blue stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about El Salvador.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.78%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 67.31 yrs - Male
    • 74.7 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 752,600 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 600,000 (1990)

Radios:
    • 2,750,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .sv

Did you know ... People from El Salvador are called Salvadorans
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook