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Geography Statistics of El Salvador

El Salvador's Information

Flag of El Salvador
Land Area 20,721 km2
Water Area 320 km2
Total Area 21,041km2 (#148)
Population 6,156,670 (#108)
Population Density 297.12/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $54.79 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,900
Currency Dollar (USD)
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 191 miles (307 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 12,875 sq miles (50,660 sq km)
    (water) 199 sq miles (320 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 13,074 sq miles (21,040 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: 14 departments; including Ahuachapan, Cabanas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlan, La Libertad, La Paz, La Union, Morazan, San Miguel, San Salvador, San Vicente, Santa Ana, Sonsonate and Usulutan
  • Horizontal Width: 190km (118 miles) from Cerro Verde National Park to La Union
  • Vertical Length: 112 km (70 miles) from La Herradura to Cerro El Pital

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (2) Honduras, Guatemala
  • Geographic Center: 35 km (22 miles) NE of San Salvador at 13° 50' N, 88° 55' W
  • Highest Point: Cerro El Pital - 8,957 ft. (2,730 m)
  • Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean - 0 ft. (0 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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