Central America - El Salvador - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

San Salvador
Diario Latino
La Pagina

Country Information

Location:  Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras
Geographic Coordinates:   13 50 N, 88 55 W
Area:   21,041 sq km (land: 20,721 sq km water: 320 sq km)
Climate:  Tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands
Languages:  Spanish (official), Nahua (among some Amerindians)
Population:  6,108,590 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  San Salvador
Religion:  Roman Catholic 57.1%, Protestant 21.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.9%, Mormon 0.7%, other religions 2.3%, none 16.8% (2003 est.)
Ethnic Groups:  Mestizo 86.3%, white 12.7%, Amerindian 1% (2007 census)
Independence:  15 September 1821 (from Spain)

Source:  CIA Factbook