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  • El Salvador is one of the 5 countries that make Central America. It is the smallest of the five and because of this, it is affectionately called the "Tom Thumb of the Americas" ("Pulgarcito de America").

  • Language: primary language is Spanish

  • Currency: US Dollar - It used to be Colon but it was changed in 2001

  • Population: as of 2009 is 5.7 million

  • Land Size: It has a total area of 8,123 square miles (21,040 km²). It is about the size of New Jersey. It has 123.6 square miles (320 km²) of water within its borders
  • Capital: San Salvador

  • Borders: Guatemala, Honduras, and the pacific ocean

  • Land Divisions: Called departments (Departamentos) - Ahuachapan, Cabañas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlan, La Libertad, La Paz, La Union, Morazan, San Miguel, San Salvador, San Vicente, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, and Usulutan.

  • Major Cities:
    * Apopa * Cojutepeque * Cuscatancingo * Delgado * Ilopango * Mejicanos * Nueva San Salvador * Santa Ana * San Marcos * San Martin * San Salvador * Sonsonate * Soyapango * Usulutan * Zacatecoluca *

    * Pueblos de Ahuachapan * Pueblos de Cabañas * Pueblos de Chalatenango * Pueblos de La Libertad * Pueblos de La Paz * Pueblos de La Union * Pueblos de Morazan * Pueblos de San Miguel * Pueblos de San Salvador * Pueblos de San Vicente * Pueblos de Santa Ana * Pueblos de Sonsonate * Pueblos de Usulutan *

    El Salvador Map
    El Salvador Flag







    Resources:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador
    http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/camerica/sv.htm



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