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Interesting Facts about El Salvador

El Salvador Interesting Facts

El Salvador, officially República de El Salvador, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about El Salvador:

  • The national flag of El Salvador was adopted on May 27, 1912. And the flag was adopted on September 15, 1912.
  • El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America.
  • Twenty of El Salvador's more than 100 volcanoes are at risk of erupting.
  • El Salvador's “Santa Ana Volcano” is the tallest volcano and one of the easiest to climb, making it a well-liked tourist destination.
  • Five volcanoes rising from the ocean are shown in the coat of arms in the center of the Salvadoran flag. The five states are represented by these volcanoes.
  • El Salvador is excellent for surfing since it has the longest and largest waves in the Pacific. 
  • El Salvador is world famous for its coffee. In the early 1930s, coffee was El Salvador's largest export commodity, accounting for 90% of all exports.
  • The dollar is the currency of El Salvador.
  • El Salvador has five archaeological parks: Chihuatán, Hoya de Seren, San Andrés, Casa Blanca and Tazumal.
  • San Salvador serves as El Salvador's capital. It is Central America's first and oldest capital. San Salvador was established after Pedro de Alvarado's invasion of El Salvador in 1524.
  • El Salvador has 6.4 million people living in an area that is a little bit smaller than Massachusetts or Wales. Because of this, El Salvador has the highest population density in the Americas.
  • Winter (invierno) is the name for the wet season, which lasts from May to October. Additionally, from November through April is the dry season.  Due to the low probability of rain and the good weather, this season is an excellent time to travel.
  • The urban population is 64% of the total population. The three largest cities are Santa Ana, Soyapango, and San Salvador.
  • Although Spanish is the official language, certain areas still use Nahuatl. Residents of Mexico's Central Valleys, such as the Aztecs, also spoke Nahuatl.
  • “Flor de izote” is the name of El Salvador's national flower. You can eat this blossom pickled, steamed, or combined with eggs.
  • The “torogoz” is the name of the country's bird.
  • Hawksbill, olive ridley, leatherback, and green sea turtles all call El Salvador's coastline home.
  • On September 15, 1821, El Salvador declared its independence from Spain.
  • With an elevation of 8,957 feet, Cerro El Pital is the highest point in the entire nation.
  • El Salvador shares land borders with Guatemala and Honduras.

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