Atlas of El Salvador

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El Salvador

Español El Salvador - República de El Salvador

La República de El Salvador es un país de clima tropical localizado en la América Central, con una población de aproximadamente 6.7 millones de habitantes. Debido a su extensión territorial (21,041 km²). Adquirió su independencia de España en 1821, y dejó de ser parte de las Provincias Unidas de Centroamérica en 1839. Anteriormente, se lo conocía con el nombre de Cuscatlán que significa "Tierra de Cosas Preciosas", en lengua Nahuat.

English El Salvador - Republic of El Salvador

The Republic of El Salvador is a country in Central America with a population of approximately 6.9 million people. It is bordered to the west by ► Guatemala, to the north and east by ► Honduras, and to the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador is the most densely populated nation on the American mainland (especially in its capital, San Salvador) and the most industrialized nation in the region. The country was named after the Spanish word for "The Saviour," in honor of Jesus Christ, and its territory was known prehispanically as Cuscatlán. People from El Salvador are called "Salvadorans" (formally) and "Guanacos" (informally).


Short name  El Salvador
Official  name Republic of El Salvador
Status Independent country since 1821
Location Central America
Capital San Salvador
Population 6,822,378 inhabitants
Area 21,040 km²
Major  languages Spanish (official)
Major  religions Roman Catholic
More information El Salvador, Geography of El Salvador, History of El Salvador and Politics of El Salvador
More  images El Salvador - El Salvador (Category).

General maps

El salvador map.png Map of El Salvador
Elsalvador relief map 1980.jpg Map of El Salvador
Map of El Salvador Demis.png Map of El salvador

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

El Salvador departments named.png Departments of El Salvador
El Salvador municipalities.png Municipalities of El Salvador

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day El Salvador, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day El Salvador.

Mayamap.png Maya civilization
Maya region w english names.png Maya civilization compared with present states
Maya Languages.png Maya languages
El Salvador durante periodo posclasico.PNG Pre-Spanish El Salvador
Location ProviniasUnidasdelCentrodeAmérica.png Federal Republic of Central America
CentralAmerica1892.jpg Central America in 1892

Economy maps

El salvador econ 1980.jpg Economy map
El salvador land 1980.jpg Vegetation and Land Use

Satellite maps

Satellite image of El Salvador in April 2002.jpg Satellite map

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