El Salvador

Taylor Perkowski

Background Information

Capital: San Salvador

Major Cities: Santa Ana and San Miguel

Official Language: Spanish

History

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.

Geographical Information

El Salvador is in Centeral America and borders the Northern Pacific Ocean. It is also between the countries of Guatemala and Honduras.

Physical Features

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

Economic Information

El Salvador's currency was the colón from 1892-2001 until, the country switched to the U.S. dollar. El Salvador is a socialist country.

Trade Information

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.