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Republic of El Salvador
República de El Salvador
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Dios, Unión, Libertad" (Spanish)
English: "God, Unity, Freedom"
Anthem: Himno Nacional de El Salvador
English: "National Anthem of El Salvador"
Capital
and largest city
San Salvador
13°40′N89°10′W / 13.667°N 89.167°W / 13.667; -89.167
Official languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups
[1]
Demonym
  • Salvadoran
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 - PresidentSalvador Sánchez Cerén
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Independence
 - Declared from Spain15 September 1821 
 - Declared from the
First Mexican Empire
1 July 1823 
 - Becomes an independent nation[2]18 February 1841 
Area
 - Total21,044.8 km2 (153rd)
8,124 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.4
Population
 - 2013 estimate6,290,420[3] (99th)
 - 2009 census5,744,113[4]
 - Density341.5/km2 (47th)
884.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$52,666 billion[5]
 - Per capita$8,667.87[5]
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$28,986 billion[5]
 - Per capita$4,776.12[5]
Gini (2012)41.8
medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.680[6]
medium ·106th
CurrencyUnited States dollara (USD)
Time zoneCST(UTC−6)
Drives on theright
Calling code+503b
ISO 3166 codeSV
Internet TLD.sv
a.The United States dollar is the currency in use. Financial information can be expressed in U.S. dollars and in Salvadoran colón, but the colón is out of circulation.[7]
b.Telephone companies (market share): Tigo (45%), Claro (25%), Movistar (24%), Digicel (5.5%), Red (0.5%).

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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