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San Salvador, El Salvador flag of El Salvador

   

:: City of San Salvador

Sister City since:

Jan 26, 2005

 

Distance from L.A.:

2,301 miles

Event:    
Historic Inauguration of the Monsignor Romero
Memorial Plaza
   
 
  map of El Salvador
Location:
Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras
Climate:
Tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands
Population
6,822,378
Capital
San Salvador
National Day
15 September 1821
Flag
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
El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.
 
 
 
   
   
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