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Republic of El Salvador

República de El Salvador  (Spanish)
Motto: "Dios, Unión, Libertad" (Spanish)
English: "God, Union, Liberty"
Anthem: Himno Nacional de El Salvador
(English: "National Anthem of El Salvador")
Location of El Salvador
Capital
and largest city
San Salvador
13°41′56″N89°11′29″W / 13.69889°N 89.19139°W / 13.69889; -89.19139
Official languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups
Religion
(2017)[2]
84.1% Christianity
—44.9% Roman Catholic
—37.1% Protestant
—2.1% Other Christian
15.2% No religion
0.7% Other religions
Demonym(s)Salvadorian Salvadorean Salvadoran
Guanaco(a) (colloquial)
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Nayib Bukele
Félix Ulloa
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Independence
• Declared from Spain
15 September 1821
12 June 1824
• International recognition[3]
18 February 1841
Area
• Total
21,041 km2 (8,124 sq mi) (148th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2018 estimate
6,420,746[4][5] (109th)
• Density
303.1/km2 (785.0/sq mi) (47th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$53.667 billion[6] (101st)
• Per capita
$8,388[6] (111th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$25.855 billion[6] (102nd)
• Per capita
$4,041[6] (111th)
Gini (2016)Positive decrease 40.6[7]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.667[8]
medium · 121st
CurrencyUnited States dollara (USD)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
Driving sideright
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.[9]
  2. Telephone companies (market share): Tigo (45%), Claro (25%), Movistar (24%), Digicel (5.5%), Red (0.5%).

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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