Outline of El Salvador

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The location of El Salvador
An enlargeable map of the Republic of El Salvador
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to El Salvador:

El Salvadorsovereign country located on the Pacific Coast of Central America.[1] The area was originally called by the Pipil "Cuzhcatl", in Spanish "Cuzcatlan", which in Nahuatl means "The Land Of Precious Things". After the Spanish conquest, the land was baptized by Spanish conquistadors as "Provincia De Nuestro Señor Jesucristo El Salvador Del Mundo" ("Province of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Savior Of The World"), now abbreviated as "República de El Salvador". The country borders the Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and Honduras. With a population of approximately 5.8 million people, it is the most densely populated nation in Central America and is undergoing rapid industrialization.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of El Salvador

Geography of El Salvador[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of El Salvador
 Honduras 342 km
 Guatemala 203 km

Environment of El Salvador[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of El Salvador

Natural geographic features of El Salvador[edit]

Regions of El Salvador[edit]

Administrative divisions of El Salvador[edit]

Departments of El Salvador[edit]
Departments of El Salvador

El Salvador is divided into 14 Departments. Their names, abbreviations, (and capitals) are:

  1. AH    Ahuachapán    (Ahuachapán)
  2. CA    Cabañas    (Sensuntepeque)
  3. CH    Chalatenango    (Chalatenango)
  4. CU    Cuscatlán    (Cojutepeque)
  5. LI    La Libertad    (Santa Tecla)
  6. PA    La Paz    (Zacatecoluca)
  7. UN    La Unión    (La Unión)
  8. MO    Morazán    (San Francisco Gotera)
  9. SM    San Miguel    (San Miguel)
  10. SS    San Salvador    (San Salvador)
  11. SV    San Vicente    (San Vicente)
  12. SA    Santa Ana    (Santa Ana)
  13. SO    Sonsonate    (Sonsonate)
  14. US    Usulután    (Usulután)
Municipalities of El Salvador[edit]

Municipalities of El Salvador

Demography of El Salvador[edit]

Demographics of El Salvador

Government and politics of El Salvador[edit]

Politics of El Salvador

Branches of the government of El Salvador[edit]

Government of El Salvador

Executive branch of the government of El Salvador[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of El Salvador[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of El Salvador[edit]

Court system of El Salvador

Foreign relations of El Salvador[edit]

Foreign relations of El Salvador

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of El Salvador is a member of:[1]

Law and order in El Salvador[edit]

Military of El Salvador[edit]

Military of El Salvador

History of El Salvador[edit]

History of El Salvador

Culture of El Salvador[edit]

Culture of El Salvador

Art in El Salvador[edit]

Sports in El Salvador[edit]

Specific sports[edit]

General sports competitions[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of El Salvador[edit]

Economy of El Salvador

Education in El Salvador[edit]

Education in El Salvador

See also[edit]

El Salvador


  1. ^ a b "El Salvador". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of El Salvador