By Samuel Sutton
About Our Country
- El Salvador has a population of 6.1 Million.
- Their nationality is Salvadoran(s)
- The two most common ethic groups are mestizos which make 86.3% of the population and whites which make up 12.7%
- Their official language is Spanish
- Major religions practiced are Roman Catholic (57.1%) and Protestant (21.2%)
- Major industries in El Salvador include food and beverage processing, textiles, light metals (Tin and Aluminium) , fertilizers and furniture.
- Corn is the major crop
- The unemployment rate is 6.3% almost the same as the United States
- The population below the poverty line is 36.5% compared to the US's 15.1%
- El Salvador's largest trading partner is the United States
- Services and Industry make up over 60% of the countries GDP