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Travel to El Salvador

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to El Salvador

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -6
  • Electricity: 115V, 60 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Currency: US Dollar (US$)
  • Country Dialing Code: 503

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site

El Salvador

Location
Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras

Capital
San Salvador

Population
6,704,932 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
14 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Ahuachapan, Cabanas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlan, La Libertad, La Paz, La Union, Morazan, San Miguel, San Salvador, Santa Ana, San Vicente, Sonsonate, Usulutan

Largest cities of El Salvador
San Salvador, Soyapango, Santa Ana, San Miquel, Mejicanos, Santa Tecla, Apopa, Delgado

Climate
tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands

Ethnic groups
mestizo 90%, white 9%, Amerindian 1%

Religions
Roman Catholic 83%, other 17% note: there is extensive activity by Protestant groups throughout the country; by the end of 1992, there were an estimated 1 million Protestant evangelicals in El Salvador

Languages
Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)

Government type
republic

Background
El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

Flag of El Salvador
Flag of El SalvadorThe banner is based on the former blue-white-blue flag of the Federal Republic of Central America; the blue bands symbolize the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, while the white band represents the land between the two bodies of water, as well as peace and prosperity.


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Source: Central Intelligence Agency.
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