Culture from around the world

- El Salvador

What type of currency do they use in El Salvador?

El Salvador, today, uses the United States dollar as their official currency, though they haven't always used it. In January of 2001 they switched to it from the colon. The colon is still around in El Salvador today, but its value is so little that no one uses it. The colon is equal to about .002 US dollars.

Who are some famous people from El Salvador?

Their are many famous people from El Salvador. Magico Gonzalez was a star soccer player who earned the nickname "el Magico" because of his skills. Another famous person is Jaime Alas another soccer player who's claim to fame was scoring the goal that knocked the U.S. out of the 2012 Olympics.