El Salvador was apart of the Spanish Empire until 1821. It then was controlled by the Centeral American Federation up until the year 1839, when it finally became independent.
The Sierra Madre is the northern range of mountains located in El Salvador. The southern range of mountains are actually a chain of volcanoes. In between these two ranges is the Centeral Plateau.
Political and Diplomacy Information
Type of Government: Republic
Leader: Sanchez Ceren (June 1, 2014)
Issues: El Salvador is experiencing boundary issues with the country of Honduras
Some imports of El Salvador include: raw materials, consumer goods, capital goods, fuels, foodstuff, petroleum, and electricity. These imports come from the U.S., Guatemala, Mexico, China, and Honduras. Some exports of El Salvador include: offshore assembly exports, coffee, sugar, shrimp, ethanol, textiles, chemicals, electricity, and gold. The exports go to Costa Rico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the U.S.