flag El Salvador El Salvador: Statistical Overview

Capital: San Salvador

Population

Total Population: 6,486,201
Natural Increase: 0.5%
Density: 313 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 73.4%
Ethnic Origins: The population of El Salvador is mostly composed of mestizos, but also includes people of European origin and a small proportion of Amerindians.
Official Language: Spanish
Other Languages Spoken: Kekchi, Lenca, Pipil
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 83%, Others 17% (includes a large number of Protestants).
Literacy Rate: 80.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In San Salvador

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: American Dollar (USD)

Country Overview

Area: 21,040 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
A country regularly subject to natural disasters; economy mainly based on textiles, metals and pharmaceuticals.
HDI*: 0.666/1
HDI (World Rank): 116/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from El Salvador, dial 00
To call El Salvador, dial +503
Internet Suffix: .sv
Telephone Lines: 16.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 25.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 93.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 9,85510,57211,46411,60410,327
Exports of Goods (million USD) 5,3355,7605,9055,9055,044
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,7211,8041,9231,9661,427
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,4772,4912,7493,1412,030

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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