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El Salvador FlagEl Salvador

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General


Population: 6,071,774 (2011)
Land Area: 21,040 sq km
Natural Resources: Hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land
Capital: San Salvador
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Mauricio Funes (2009)
Languages: Spanish, Nahua
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 83%, Other 17%
Major Ethnicities: Mestizo 90%, Caucasian 9%, Amerindian 1%
Life Expectancy: 73.44 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 21.8 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 43.98 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 7,300 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 11%, Industry 29.1%, Services 59.9% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 19%, Industry 23%, Services 58% (2006)
Industries: Food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals
Agriculture Products: Coffee, sugar, corn, rice, beans, oilseed, cotton, sorghum; beef, dairy products; shrimp
Human Development Index: 0.674 (105th)
Tourism Revenue: 632 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7% (2010)

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Army Size: 15 500 (2004)
Budget: 5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

El Salvador is located in Central America. It is bordered by Guatemala and Honduras. El Salvador's economy is solid compared to the other nations in the area, it is also an attractive place for immigrants from these countries.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: El Salvador
Wikipedia: El Salvador
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SLV.html

Updated on: December 16, 2011