El Salvador

El Salvador's flagLocation: Central America
Official name: Republic of El Salvador
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1841 / 1841
Capital city: San Salvador
Population: 6.2 million / 775 people per sq mile (299 people per sq km)
Total land area: 8124 square miles (21,040 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Spanish
Main religions: Roman Catholic 80%, Evangelical 18%, Other 2%
Ethnic mix: Mestizo 90%, White 9%, Amerindian 1%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Salvadorean colón & US dollar = 100 centavos (colón); 100 cents (US dollar)
Literacy rate: 84%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2585 kilocalories

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