El Salvador

By:Mary Garza

Information

Is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.El Salvador borders the Pacific Ocean on the south, and the countries of Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the north and east. Its easternmost region lies on the coast of the Gulf of Fonseca.

Religion

Christian is the major region in El Salvador, Catholics(47%) & Evangelicals(33%) are two major Christian denomination in the country. Evangelicalisms & Pentecostalism are the two the notable Protestants(21%) dominations in El Salvador.Jehovah's Witnesses (1.9%), Mormon (0.7%), other religions (2.3%), none (16.8%).

Attractions

El Salvador is a beautiful place to go and visit a lot of tourists go see beautiful places such as Lake llopango, Tazumal, San Salvador, etc. Billons of people come to visit these gorgeous places that make the people want to stay.

Languages

The official language spoken in El Salvador is Spanish called Caliche. Nahuat is the indigenous language that has survived, though it is only used by small communities of elderly Salvadorans in western El Salvador
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Ethnic Groups

Some of the ethnic groups are Mestizo (86.3%), White (12.7%), Amerindian (1%)

Customs/ Traditions

El Salvador has most of there holidays similar to ours there are some that are different like Celebrations of El Salvador. Balls of Fire Festival its thrown in late August is held in Nejapa—just north of San Salvador—and sees fire-throwers with elaborately painted faces on the streets and a general appearance of anarchy. Music in Salvador is a mixture of Lence, Pipil, and a Spanish influence. Dances include Cumbia and hip hop Salvadorian. El Salvador most notable dish is the pupusa a thick handmade corn flour or rice flour tortilla stuffed with cheese.

Economy

El Salvador’s economic freedom score is 66.2, making its economy the 59th freest in the 2014 Index. Its overall score is 0.5 point lower than last year due to declines in business freedom and fiscal freedom. El Salvador is ranked 11th out of 29 countries in the South and Central America/Caribbean region, and its overall score remains above the world average.Over the 20-year history of the Index, El Salvador’s economic freedom has been stagnant, with hard-won gains in earlier years wiped out by more recent declines in the areas of the rule of law, government size, and regulatory efficiency. Scores for eight of the 10 economic freedoms, notably freedom from corruption, property rights, business freedom, and government spending, have deteriorated markedly over the past two decades.
DESFILES 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE 2014 EL SALVADOR