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El Salvador is a spanish word, refers the meaning of República de El Salvador, literally meaning (Republic of the Savior). It is the smallest and the most relatively high density populated country that lies in the center of Central America. Presently El Salvador is try to improve their growth in industrialization. The El Salvador boundaries are Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and Honduras and lies on the Gulf of Fonseca, as do Honduras and Nicaragua further south. The population of El Salvador is 5,744,113 people, with mixed category of American/European ancestry and Whites Caucasian. San Salvador is the capital city of El Salvador and is the largest city of the Republic. El Salvador Currency is U.S. Dollar. The people who lived in El Salvador are Usually called as Salvadorans or Central Americans.

El Salvador Recreation, Culture and Attractions

El Salvador has a rich culture which has a set of Customs, practices, codes, Conditions, rules, dress codes, religion and rites used in a place of worship. This country has a great influence Of European Culture in the architecture of the Colonial Churches, museums and theaters through out most of El Salvador. Salvadorian food contains the items of vegetables Such as pulses and rice,cassava, potato, meat, poultry and fish, dairy products like cheese, butter, fruits like mangoes coconuts and tortillas nothing but a wheat flour. Spanish is the official language of the People Who lived in El Salvador. Salvadorans are used to play some games like football, basketball and volleyball. So many beautiful museums and tourist parts are exists in El Salvador such as Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site is a tourist part Which is located in San Salvador, MARTE (Museo de Arte de El Salvador) is a wonderful museum and so many other touring trips and great museums are located in El Salvador.

El Salvador Demographics

El Salvador Total population - 7,066,403
El Salvador Male population - 3,440,918
El Salvador Female population - 3,625,485
El Salvador Mestizo population - 85%
El Salvador Indigenous population - 1%
El Salvador White/Caucasian population - 12%

El Salvador Education

El Salvador has very advanced education system, here People give higher priority to Public education than others. El Salvador education system consists of some basic rules, those are each children must have one year of Preschool, 9 years of basic education, 3 years of secondary education and 2 Universities and some other postsecondary institutions offers higher grade education. The curriculum at the primary and secondary levels of education, developed by the ministry of education. This curriculum is uniform throughout the country. In addition to this twelve private and three public universities offer higher education. The University of El Salvador in San Salvador was authorized in 1841 with a great enrollments of 30,000.

El Salvador State Symbols

El Salvador nickname - "Departamento Quince"
El Salvador state Flag
El Salvador state Flag
El Salvador state Flower
El Salvador state Flower
Flor de Izote
El Salvador state Motto
El Salvador state Motto
Dios, Union, Libertad
El Salvador state Tree
El Salvador state Tree
El Salvador state Bird
El Salvador state Bird
Turquoise-browed Motmot

El Salvador History

According to the evidence of Tazumal and Chalchuapa, El Salvador's civilization dated long before christopher columbus arrival in the new world, nearly 1,500 B.C. Pocomames, Lencas and Pipiles are the first inhabitants usually called who settled in the central and western areas of the country in the 9th Century. Andres Nino, the spanish admiral lead an journey for a particular purpose to Central America and disembarked on May 31, 1522 on Meanguera Island, located in the Gulf of Fonseca. It was the first Salvadoran country visited by spaniards. The Spanish Captain Pedro de Alvarado started a war In June 1524, to conquer cuzcatlan which was populated by the country's native tribes. After completion of 17 days bloody battle many natives and spaniards were killed, including the indigenous leader Atlacatl. Diego de Alvarado, he is the brother of Pedro de Alvarado establish the village, San Salvador in April 1525 at a site called La Bermuda, located by the near city of Suchitoto. In 1546, Charles - I of Spain officially declares San Salvador as a city. After 1546, during the subsequent years, this country was under Spanish rule. At the ending of 1810's there arose a feeling of freedom amongst the Central American people, and the time to break the chains of slavery arrived at dawn on November 5, 1811, when the Priest Jose Matias Delgado clanged the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador. After many struggles, the Central American independence act was signed in Guatemala on September 15, 1821. This day is declared as the El Salvador Independence Day.

El Salvador Tourism

From the past decade, Salvadoran government focuses on the development of tourism and develop some places as excellent tourist spots. Because of this changes El Salvador's tourism income is gradually increased. In 1996 Salvadoran tourism revenue was recorded as $44.2 million. Most of the tourism income is gained from North American and European tourists. El Salvador's tourism rural view is slightly different from other Central American countries. As Per 2006 records, 222,000 excursionists are visited El Salvador, it increase 24% of excursionists over the previous year. Surfing is a natural tourist sector gaining popularity in most recent years as Salvadorian beaches and is gaining Popularity as the name on the top 3 of the best surfing beaches in the world. By making this trip as simple and less time consuming Process, Salvadorian government provides flight services. Currently, direct flights of 4-6 hours journey from most cities in the United States are available.

El Salvador Transportation

El Salvador is a well developed country consists of different transportation facilities. As per 2002 there were 1,986 km (1,234 mi) of uniformly covering highways and a total of 10,029 km (6,232 mi) in the road network. In 2000, registered passenger vehicles are nearly 54,088, and commercial vehicles are numbered 80,652. El Salvador had 562 km of public-service railroad tracks. The major domestic rail lines are usually operated by the National Railway of El Salvador. These lines are formed in 1975 and are act as a merger of the railways of El Salvador and US-owned international railways of Central America. The total Rail system is narrow gauge and is a single track. El Salvador has three ports named as La Union/Cutuco, La Libertad, and Acajutla and those are located on the Pacific coast. At present Acajutla is the only port in service, and it is used to receive bulk goods. Finished goods are reached at Guatamalan or Honduran ports, at that place those goods are trucked into El Salvador. This country has total 83 airports, in that only four of which had uniformly covered runways. El Salvador provides communication to the entire Western Hemisphere, Europe, and the far east through international air services provided by the "Transportes Aereos Centroamericanos" (TACA).

El Salvador Taxes

El Salvador Country Income tax - 20%
El Salvador Country VAT tax - 13%
El Salvador Country Rental income Tax - 22.36%
El Salvador Country Capital Gains Tax - 25.0%
El Salvador Country Transportation tax - 5%
El Salvador Country Sales tax - 14.7%

El Salvador Universities

Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador - 5,500 Students
Universidad Centroamericana "Jose Simeon Canas, San Salvador, El Salvador - 8,664 Students

El Salvador Religions

El Salvador Roman Catholic Population - 57.1%
El Salvador Protestant Population - 21.2%
El Salvador Jehovah's Witnesses Population - 1.9%
El Salvador Mormon Population - 0.7%
El Salvador other religions Population - 2.3%
El Salvador none Population - 16.8%

El Salvador Departments

Ahuachapan, El Salvador - Population 377,141
Cabanas, El Salvador - Population 214,150
Chalatenango, El Salvador - Population 274,878
Cuscatlan, El Salvador - Population 229,260
La Libertad, El Salvador - Population 842,624
La Paz, El Salvador - Population 318,107
La Union, El Salvador - Population 372,271
Morazan, El Salvador - Population 251,447
San Miguel, El Salvador - Population 450,000
San Salvador, El Salvador - Population 2,985,387
San Vicente, El Salvador - Population 230,205
Santa Ana, El Salvador - Population 630,903
Sonsonate, El Salvador - Population 518,522
Usulutan, El Salvador - Population 464,883

El Salvador Government

El Salvador is a democratic republic government ruled by president and legislative Assembly. The president of this country is elected by absolute majority vote and serves for a 5-year term. The Assembly members is elected depending on the number of votes that their parties obtain in each department and serves for 3-year term. This country has an independent judicial system and supreme court. The government policy is depending upon three branches, such as executive consists of President and vice president, legislative having 84-members legislative assembly and Judicial consists of supreme court. Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), National Conciliation Party (PCN), Christian Democratic Party (PDC), and Democratic Change (CD) are the political parties of this country.

El Salvador Geography

El Salvador is originated in the Central America. The total area of this country is 8,123 square miles. This is the smallest country in Central America and is formally called as the "Tom Thumb of the Americas" ("Pulgarcito de America"). It has 123.6 square miles (320 km) of water within its boundaries. The latitudes of this country are 13° and 15°N, and the longitudes are 87° and 91°W. Many small rivers are flow through El Salvador into the Pacific Ocean, including Goascoran, Jiboa, Torola, Paz and the Rio Grande de San Miguel. Lempa is the largest river, flowing from Guatemala and Honduras across El Salvador to the ocean, and is directed for commercial traffic. The resembling craters enclose lakes, most important of which are Lake Ilopango having 27 sq mi and Lake Coatepeque having 10 sq mi. Lake Güija is the largest natural lake having 17 sq mi in El Salvador. Guatemala and Honduras are the Boundaries of this Country. It is the Central American country, that's why it does not have a Caribbean coastline as a border.

El Salvador Parks

El Salvador has several beautiful Parks in order to give enjoyment and natural environment to the visitors. This park is located in the northwestern part of El Salvador. This park is having very rich natural resources. Various beauty and strength appeals to make rich explorations with pathways as rare types. This park is very famous for picnicing family, solitude seeker or adventurer. "Cerro Verde National Park" has a hotel that was built for the purpose of tourist to watch the majestic volcano of Izalco. This volcano was usually referred as the "lighthouse of the Pacific", because there was a constant operation in its crater that could be seen by the ships as they approached the Salvadoran coast. "Donana Park" is the most extensive park consists of a route of 70km. "East Coast's premier park" is the lakeside Park located in North Somercotes. This park has great facilities including Ropicana Indoor swimming complex with Sauna, Solarium and Steam Room, Arabella's Fitness Suite, Waterfront Club, Oscar's Cabaret Room, Sportsman's Bar and Restaurant, 7 Acre well stocked freshwater Fishing Lake, All weather Tennis Court etc. This is very expensive Trip to the visitors. Tanzania Marine Park is an underwater Paradise seems Crocodiles, various types of fishes.

El Salvador Economy

The Salvador economy is mainly based on trading the agricultural products. Indigo was the most important quantity of goods to the Salvadoran economy and represent the major part of the country's exports. In 19th century, indigo producers were forced to seek alternative products that would enable them to maintain their level of great earnings. Coffee export plays a major role in the economic growth of El Salvador. The economy of this country is usually made from petroleum, iron products, machines and mechanical devices, cars, medicines, consumer goods, foodstuffs, capital goods, and raw industrial materials etc. This Country imports the products from three major countries. those are U.S, Central American Common Market (CACM) and Mexico. Distinct industry types like textiles and apparel, medicines, food processing, clothing, chemical products, petroleum products, electronics, call centers plays major role in economic growth of this Country.