El Salvador

El Salvador, officially the Republic of el Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2015, the country had a population of approximately 6.38 million, consisting largely of Mestizos of European and Indigenous American descent. El Salvador was for centuries inhabited by several Mesoamerican nations, especially the Cuzcatlecs, as well as the Lenca and Maya. In the early 16th century, the Spanish Empire conquered the territory, incorporating it into the Viceroyalty of New Spain ruled from Mexico City. In 1821, the country achieved independence from Spain as part of the First Mexican Empire, only to further secede as part of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1823. Upon the republic's dissolution in 1841, El Salvador became sovereign until forming a short-lived union with Honduras and Nicaragua called the Greater Republic of Central America, which lasted from 1895 to 1898.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    13° 42′ 10″ N • of northern latitude
    89° 13′ 11″ W • of western longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    13.702715°; −89.219614°

Length of El Salvador from south to north is 167.521 kilometers, from west ot east – from 267.416 km on south to 265.707 km on north.

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Flag of El Salvador
Flag of El Salvador
Coat of arms, seal, symbol, emblem of El Salvador
Coat of arms of El Salvador

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Major cities

San Salvador02.2K
Santa Ana0845
Unión, la0205

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