southeastern corner of Mayan civilization
North American Countries

History of El Salvador

Before the Spaniards arrived in 1524, El Salvador was inhabited by a number of people divided into at least three language families; maya, pipil and lenca. While the latter linguistically and culturally stood close to the Caribbean and South American peoples, the first two belong to the so-called Mesoamerica with its relatively strong state-building traditions. […]

El Salvador Population and Language
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El Salvador Population and Language

El Salvador is the most densely populated country on the American continent. Most Salvadorans live in the fertile, central part of the country. About a third of the residents live in or around the capital, San Salvador. The population is young, about half the population is under 25. The civil war of 1980-1992 claimed 75,000 […]

President Salvador Sánchez Cerén
North American Countries

El Salvador

El Salvador is a republic in Central America. The country borders the Pacific Ocean in the south, Guatemala in the northwest and Honduras in the north and northeast. El Salvador is by far the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America; the area is considerably smaller than the former Oppland county. The country […]

El Salvador has many volcanoes
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Geography of El Salvador

Two parallel mountain ranges run through El Salvador from east to west. The coastal chain consists of numerous volcanoes, including the 1952-meter-high Izalco, also known as the “Pacific lighthouse” as it had continuous eruptions from it existed in 1770 and up to 1958. The volcanoes in the coastal chain belong to the so-called fire around […]

Music in El Salvador
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El Salvador’s Literature and Music

Music in El Salvador Most of the folk music has Spanish roots. The musical traditions of the remaining Native American people are mostly integrated into forms with African and European roots. Among the most common instruments are whistles, a musical bow of African origin, marimba and drums of various kinds. The most important composer of […]