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El Salvador

El Salvador Eventhough this country is no more than a spot, it is actually the most industrialized country in the region of Central America. The landscape of El Salvador is very beautiful with volcanos. The capital city, lies at the foot of the san salvador volcano in a valley, and is thereby surrournded by amazing nature, but this is a bit of a strange people filled with people trying to sell just about anything, but then you should instead see the Ruinas de Tazumal, wich is considered the best and most important ruins in El Salvador.

Area: 21.046 Km²
Population: 6.238.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 296 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: San Salvador (1.214.000 pop.)
Major cities: Santa Ana 250.000 pop., San Miguel 170.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Mestizo 92%, Amerindian 6%, White 2%
Border countries: Guatemala WEST, Honduras NORTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Mount Cristo 2418 m
Principal rivers: Rio Lempa 320 Km
Principal lakes: Lake Ilopango 104 Km²
Principal islands: San Sebastian Island
Climate: Tropical

Language: Spanish (official), amerindians dialects
Religion: Catholic 90%
Currency: Salvadoran Colon (SVC)

Fixed public holidays: -6
Dialling code: 1/1, 1/5, 30/6, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 15/9, 2/11, 5/11, 25/12, 31/12
GMT: 00503

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