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El Salvador

El Salvador Background Stats

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Definitions

  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Named after person: After whom each country and dependent territory was named.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Full name Republic of El Salvador 2013
Independence day date September 15 1821
Land border length 545 km 2014 136th out of 200
Named after person Jesus (literally, The Savior) 2014
National anthems Himno Nacional de El Salvador ( National Anthem of El Salvador ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua (M) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3 2014 78th out of 171
Overview

El Salvador, which is Spanish for "the saviour" - or Jesus Christ - has been wracked by civil war and a succession of natural disasters.

The tiny country is the most densely-populated state on the mainland of the Americas and is highly industrialised. But social inequality and a susceptibility to earthquakes have shaped much of modern El Salvador.

In the 1980s El Salvador was ravaged by a bitter civil war. This was stoked by gross inequality between a small and wealthy elite, which dominated the government and the economy, and the overwhelming majority of the population, many of whom lived - and continue to live - in abject squalor.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"El Salvador Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/El-Salvador/Background