President: President Elias Antonio SACA Gonzalez (since 1 June 2004)
Population: 6,704,932 (July 2005 est.)
Climate: Tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands.
Internet Users: 550,000 (2003)
Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 1,149,800 (2003)
Literacy (total population): Total population: 80.2%
Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 71.22 years
Natural Resources: Hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land.
Industries: Food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals.
Agricultural Products: Coffee, sugar, corn, rice, beans, oilseed, cotton, sorghum; shrimp; beef, dairy products.
Export Partners: US 65.6%, Guatemala 11.8%, Honduras 6.3% (2004).
Import Partners: US 46.3%, Guatemala 8.1%, Mexico 6% (2004).
Currency: US dollar (USD); the US dollar became El Salvador's currency in 2001.
Flag Description: Three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL; similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which has a different coat of arms centered in the white band - it features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom; also similar to the flag of Honduras, which has five blue stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band.
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REFERENCE - used by permission:
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/es.html
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