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El Salvador is a small Central American nation. It's known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, surf spots and mountainous landscape. Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms, rainforests with waterfalls and towns like Juayúa, with its weekend food festival, plus Ataco, home to vivid murals. The capital, San Salvador, with a dramatic backdrop of volcanoes, has numerous museums and the National Theater.

Languages: Spanish (official), Nawat (among some Amerindians)

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo 42%, White 18%, K'iche' 9%, Kaqchikel 8%, Mam 8%, Q'eqchi' 6%, other indigenous peoples 9%

Belief Systems: Catholics 54%, Protestants 31%, agnostic/atheist/none 10%, other 4%, unknown 1%


Population: 6.34 million people (World Rank: 109th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 793 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 48th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.616 %/yr (World Rank: 152nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 72.6 years (World Rank: 134th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 23.1 years (World Rank: 125th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of El Salvador

Country Profile - El Salvador
Unitied Nations

El Salvador - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress

El Salvador - General Information

El Salvador

Travel Info for El Salvador

Language Resources:

Learn Spanish

Study in El-Salvador

Government Related:

Salvadoran Government Web Sites
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