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El Salvador Facts

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El Salvador's Information

Flag of El Salvador
Land Area 20,721 km2
Water Area 320 km2
Total Area 21,041 km2
Population 6,156,670
Population Density 292.60 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $54.79 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,900
Currency Dollar (USD)
Largest Cities
  • San Salvador (525,990)
  • Soyapango (329,708)
  • Santa Ana (176,661)
  • San Miguel (161,880)
  • Mejicanos (160,317)
  • Santa Tecla (124,694)
  • Apopa (112,158)
  • Delgado (71,594)
  • Sonsonate (59,468)
  • San Marcos (54,615)
  • 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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