El Salvador is slightly smaller than Massachusetts. El Salvadors climate is tropical; rainy season (May to October); Dry season(November to April). El Salvadors terrain is made up mostly of mountains with narrow coastal belt2 and central plateau3. POPULATION: 6,237,662 as of July 2001 (48% below poverty line)RELIGION: Roman Catholic, Some ProtestantLANGUAGE: SpanishGORVERNMENT: RepublicanCAPITAL: San SalvadorINDUSTRIES: Food processing, Beverages, Petroleum, Chemicals, Fertilizer, Textiles, Furniture, Light metalsEXPORTS: Coffee, Sugar, Shrimp, Textiles, and ChemicalsIMPORTS: Raw Materials, Consumer goods, Capital goods, Fuel, Foodstuff, Petroleum, CURRENCY: Salvadoran colon; US dollarCOMMUNICATIONS: Telephones; Cellular Telephones; Radio, Television;InternetTRANSPORTATION: Railways; Highways; Waterways; Ports and Harbors; AirportMILITARY: Army; Navy; Air ForceIMPORTANT CITIES: Santa Ana, 451,620 peopleAhuachapan, 260,563 peopleSan Miguel, 380,442Usulutan, 317,079 peopleVALCANOES: 25 extinct volcanoes (last eruption occurred in 1917)El Salvador has a Republican government.
The President is elected every five years, but cannot be re-elected. The sun shines in El Salvador 360 days a year, and the average temperature is around 800. This spring like climate is one of the attractions that appeal to all. It is ideal for enjoying open-air activities such as tennis, golf, water skiing, surfing, fishing, or swimming. There are also many water falls, cascades, ponds, rivers, and bluff.
Flag of El Salvador1 a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas2a large plot of land along the ocean3land at a higher elevation