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El Salvador – Important Facts

El Salvador officially the Republic of El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. El Salvador’s capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2015, the country had a population of approximately 6.38 million, consisting largely of Mestizos of European and Indigenous American descent.

The United States is El Salvador’s main trading partner. In 2015, U.S. exports to El Salvador were $3.3 billion, unchanged from 2014. El Salvador’s exports to the United States were $2.5 billion, up 4.1% from 2014. A partial list of U.S. companies with market presence includes: AES Corp, American Airlines, Arrow Electronics, Caterpillar, Citi, Colite, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Crowley, Delta, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, John Deer, Kimberly Clark, Kraft, Microsoft, PriceSmart, United, Walmart, Xerox, 3M, as well as dozens of U.S franchises. U.S. companies exporting to El Salvador benefit from the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) with zero percent duty on U.S. consumer and industrial goods

El Salvador is mountainous and known as the “land of volcanoes.” El Salvador has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation.

Facts: Republic of El Salvador Capital: San Salvador, Population 6.3 million, Area: 21,041 sq km (8,124 sq miles), Major language: Spanish, Major religion: Christianity, Life expectancy: 68 years (men) and 77 years (women), Currency: US dollar & Salvadoran colon.

Important Details

  • Country ISO3:SLV
  • Country Code:222
  • Income Group:Latin America & Caribbean
  • Lending Category:Lower middle income
  • Region:IBRD
  • Currency Unit:Colon; U.S. dollar
  • WTO Member:YES
  • Trade organisations:Not available
  • world rank:63
  • Regional Ranking:12th in the South and Central America/Caribbean Region