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Where is El Salvador?

map showing the location of El Salvador

Located in the continent of Central America, El Salvador covers 20,721 square kilometers of land and 320 square kilometers of water, making it the 154th largest nation in the world with a total area of 21,041 square kilometers.

El Salvador became an independent state in 1840, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of El Salvador is 6,090,646 (2012) and the nation has a density of 294 people per square kilometer.

The currency of El Salvador is the El Salvador Colon (SVC). As well, the people of El Salvador are refered to as Salvadoran.

The dialing code for the country is 503 and the top level internet domain for Salvadoran sites is .sv.

El Salvador shares land borders with 2 countries: Guatemala, Honduras.

To learn more, visit our detailed El Salvador section.

Quick facts

Population 6,090,646
Density 293.9 / km2 ( 761.3 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1840
Capital San Salvador (San Salvador)
Currency El Salvador Colon
GDP 25,220,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 4,141 (2014 data)
Land Area 20,721 km2 (8,000 mi2)
Water Area 320 km2 (124 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Guatemala, Honduras
Minimum Longitude -90.120
Maximum Longitude -87.690
Mininum Latitude 13.150
Maximum Latitude 14.450

What is the capital of El Salvador?

map showing the location of El Salvador
Location of San Salvador on a map.

San Salvador is the capital city of El Salvador. It has a population of 525,990, and is located on a latitue of 13.69 and longitude of -89.19.

San Salvador is also the political center of El Salvador, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About San Salvador, the Capital Of El Salvador

City San Salvador
Country El Salvador
Population 525,990
Longitude -89.18718000
Latitude 13.68935000
Elevation 653 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in El Salvador

Rank City Population
#1San Salvador525,990
#2Soyapango329,708
#3Santa Ana176,661
#4San Miguel161,880
#5Mejicanos160,317
#6Santa Tecla124,694
#7Apopa112,158
#8Delgado71,594
#9Sonsonate59,468
#10San Marcos54,615
#11Usulutan51,910

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.