El Salvador

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  • Name: El Salvador
    (long form) Republic of El Salvador
  • Capital City: San Salvador (540,898 pop.)
    (2,290,790 metro pop.)
  • El Salvador Population: 6,108,590 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: The U.S. Dollar is the official currency. The Salvadoran Colón (SVC) is still accepted, but printing has ceased. (conversion rates)

    El Salvador Colon
    One El Salvador Colón
  • Ethnicity: Mestizo 90%, white 9%, Amerindian 1%
  • GDP total: $45.98 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $7,700 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) San Salvador, Soyapango, Santa Ana, San Miguel, Mejicanos, Nueva San Salvador, Apopa
  • Name: El Salvador translated means "The Savior"
  • Independence Day: September 15
  • Religion: Catholic (83%), Protestant, others
  • Symbols
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Most popular Cities in El Salvador

Apopa, Mejicanos, San Miguel, San Salvador, Santa Ana, Santa Tecla, Soyapango