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El Salvador

Capital: San Salvador
Government type: republic
Location: Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras.
Area: 20,720 sq km
Climate: tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands.
Terrain: mostly mountains with narrow coastal belt and central plateau.
Population: 6,948,073 (July 2007 est.)
Ethnic groups: mestizo 90%, white 9%, Amerindian 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 83%, other 17%
Note: there is extensive activity by Protestant groups throughout the country; by the end of 1992, there were an estimated 1 million Protestant evangelicals in El Salvador
Languages: Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)

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