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El Salvador

El Salvador
  • Capital

    Capital

    San Salvador

  • Local time

    Local time

    1:36

  • Population

    Population

    6.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +503

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ USD (dollar)

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El Salvador

El Salvador
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  • Capital

    Capital

    San Salvador

  • Local time

    Local time

    1:36

  • Population

    Population

    6.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +503

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ USD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 365

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.12 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 784mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    21 040 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    8%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    13%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    77%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    2.6 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mestizo - 90 %
    white - 9 %
    Amerindian - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Catholics - 83 %
    evangelical Protestants

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    88.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    Nahua

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    41 500

  • Murders

    Murders

    109 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.5 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    43 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.6%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, sugar, corn, rice, beans, oilseed, cotton, sorghum, beef

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    49%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    28%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    6 285kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    73 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting El Salvador

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting - it’s a norm.

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Business & Communication

Don’t ignore the fact that El Salvador has one of the highest homicide and violence levels in the world - always be cautious. Majority of crimes are never resolved.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised with touching in conversations - it's quite common. Direct eye contact is expected.

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Did you know

Did you know?

El Salvador literally means “the saviour” (Jesus). San Salvador, the capital, means “saint saviour” (saint Jesus).

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t yawn without covering your mouth.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t point with your finger - it's considered rude. People rather point with their lips.

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Business & Communication

Don't be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - avoid mosquito bites by using the repellent, long clothes and stay away from standing water if possible.

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Business & Communication

Don’t underestimate the ocean power when swimming - strong undertows and currents can be dangerous.

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