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.
To learn more, visit our detailed El Salvador section.
|Density||293.9 / km2 ( 761.3 / mi2 )|
|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|
What is the capital of El Salvador?
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
|Elevation||653 meters over sea level|
Most popular cities in El Salvador
Trending on WorldAtlas
The Most Dangerous Cities in the World
The Largest Countries in the World
The Richest Countries In The World
The 10 Smallest Countries In The World
29 Most Obese Countries In The World
29 Largest Armies In The World
Most Dangerous Cities In The United States
Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
30 Least Populated Countries In The World