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Republic of El Salvador
República de El Salvador (Spanish)
Motto: "Dios, Unión, Libertad" (Spanish)
English: "God, Unity, Freedom"
Anthem: Himno Nacional de El Salvador
(English: "National Anthem of El Salvador")
Location 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
DemonymSalvadoran
Guanaco (Informal)
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Salvador Sánchez Cerén
Óscar Ortiz
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Independence
• Declared from Spain
15 September 1821
• Declared from the
First Mexican Empire
1 July 1823
• Becomes an independent nation[2]
18 February 1841
Area
• Total
21,041 km2 (8,124 sq mi) (148th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2016 estimate
6,344,722[3] (99th)
• Density
303.1/km2 (785.0/sq mi) (47th)
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
• Total
$52.666 billion[4]
• Per capita
$8,668[4]
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
• Total
$28.986 billion[4]
• Per capita
$4,776[4]
Gini (2013)43.5[5]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.686[6]
medium · 116th
CurrencyUnited States dollara (USD)
Time zoneCST(UTC−6)
Drives on theright
Calling code+503b
ISO 3166 codeSV
Internet TLD.sv
  1. 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]
  2. 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 January 20, 2018


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