El Salvador

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Background information

  • The capital of El Salvador is San Salvador
  • El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839.
  • A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992.
  • In 1998, Hurricane Mitch devastated the country, leaving 200 dead and over 30,000 homeless
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