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Crime

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One thing that interested me was the crime rate in El Salvador, is said to be critical. One of the highest homicide rates in the world. Central America has been identified as the most violent region in the world. El Salvador has the highest death rate due to armed violence.  Criminals have easy access to firearms and shootouts are not uncommon. Another thing that interested me was gangs in El Salvador the largest gang is the MS-13.

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Weather

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Weather in El Salvador right now is warm compared to our cool weather. Shows that they have 90 degree weather some days. Mostly sunny. Rains sometimes.

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Important People

El Salvador Listeni/ɛl ˈsælvədɔr/ (Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally 'Republic of The Savior') is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural and commercial centers in the country as well as Central America. El Salvador borders the Pacific Ocean on the south, and the countries of Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the north and east. Its easternmost region lies on the coast of the Gulf of Fonseca, opposite Nicaragua. As of 2009, El Salvador had a population of approximately 5,744,113 people, composed predominantly of Mestizos.[3]

The colón was the official currency of El Salvador from 1892 to 2001, when it adopted the U.S. Dollar.

In 2010 El Salvador ranked in the top 10 among Latin American countries in terms of the Human Development Index and in the top 3 in Central America (behind Costa Rica and Panama), due in part to ongoing rapid industrialization. In addition, tropical forests and overall forest cover has expanded by nearly 20% from the year 1992 to 2010, making it one of the few countries experiencing reforestation.[8]

 Pedro de Alvarado conquered El Salvador in 1524. Luis de Moscoso Alvarado leaded in establishing the garrison town of San Miguel. Salvadoran priest Jose Matias Delagdo rang the bells of Iglesia La Merced in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement. In 1898, Gen. Tomas Regalado gained power by force.

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Agriculture

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Coffee is the major crop in El Salvador. It is usually grown in the west and northwest regions of E Salvador. Sugar production in El Salvador fell between 1979 and 1981. Traditional grains grown in El Salvador include white corn, sorghum, rice, and beans.

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Religion

Salvadoriands have always been strong Roman Catholics. Church attendance, for women, was very important. The majority of the population are Christians, mostly Roman Catholics (52.5%). While Protestinism  represents 27.6% of the population. 11% is found to be in no religious groups.

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El Salvador Literacy

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Total adults that are literate 84%. Total females that are literate 81.4%.Total of males that are literate 87.1%. Total youth that are literate 96.0%. Total youth-males that are literate 95.4%. Total of youth-females that are literate 96.5%

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Mauricio Funes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena (born 18 October 1959) is the President of El Salvador. He won the 2009 presidential election as the candidate of the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) political party and took office on 1 June 2009.

Funes was born in San Salvador. Funes received his High School Diploma (Bachillerato) from the Externado San José,[1] and studied at Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas"(UCA) but did not graduate.[2] Both Externado and UCA are Jesuit institutions, something that has deeply influenced president Funes. In this respect, Funes has mentioned his relationship to the murdered scholars of UCA as of particular significance in his professional and personal development.[3] In 1994 he was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot prize from Columbia University for promoting press freedom and inter-American understanding.[4]

Funes' brother was killed during the Salvadoran Civil War.[5] His oldest son, Alejandro Funes Velasco, who was 27 years old, died after being attacked in Paris, where he was studying photography.[6]

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Demographics and Population of El Salvador

This article is about the demographic features of the population of El Salvador, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

El Salvador's population numbers about 6,071,774 with 86% of Salvadorans are mixed (mixed Native American Indigenous and European Spanish origin by majority. The Salvadorans of mixed ancestry vary in their Native American Indigenous and European ancestry[3] 12% of Salvadorans are white; population is mostly of Spanish, while there is also of French, German, Swiss, English, Irish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch and Danish descent. The majority of Central European immigrants arrived during World War II as refugees Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Switzerland are scattered in different communities of El Salvador. About 1% is of indigenous origin (Mayan, Pipil and Lenca). Very few Amerindians have retained their customs and traditions, having over time assimilated into the dominant Mestizo/Spanish culture. In the Mestizo population, Salvadorans who are racially European, especially Mediterranean, as well as Afro-Salvadoran, and the indigenous people in El Salvador who do not speak indigenous languages or have and indigenous culture, all identify themselves as Mestizo culturally.[4]

The low numbers of indigenous people may be partly explained by mass murder during the 1932 Salvadoran peasant uprising (or La Matanza) which saw (estimates of) up to 30,000 peasants killed in a short period of time (nowadays this would be considered a genocide by the army's methods to exterminate a certain racial group). Many authors note that since La Matanza the indigenous in El Salvador have been very reluctant to describe themselves as such (in census declarations for example) or to wear indigenous dress or be seen to be taking part in any cultural activities or customs that might be understood as indigenous.[5]

El Salvador's population is about 6,071,774. 86% of Salvadorians are mixed (Native American Indegenious and  European Spanish. 12% of Salvadorians are white. In El Salvador there are a lot of Turkish and Chinese immagrants. There is also a Jewish and Muslim community.

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El Salvador's flag

This is El Salvador's flag. On the flag, the blue stripes represent Pacific Ocean, while the white symbolizes peace. The coat of arms on this flag shows a triangle which represents equality and the three branches of El Salvador's government. El Salvador's flag is very similar to Honduras' flag.

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Conclusion

El Salvador is a beautiful place. I would love to visit there and try a pupusa and other traditional things. I would love to see the volcano and the beautiful waterfalls and mountains. El Salvador seems like a fun place to travel to and I would like to someday.

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Tourist

El Salvadors volcano near San Miguel is a tourist attraction. They have waterfalls, forests, mountains,etc. Called the land of volcanoes by some.

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Christmas In El Salvador!!

Christmas is an important holiday in El Salvador. Although there are other important holidays in El Salvador like Indepedence Day, Easter, etc. El Salvadors children celebrate Christmas with fireworks and other things. They also have family get togethers and dinners, sorta like us. 

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Industries

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Major industries of El Salvador include Agriculture, Chemicals, Electricity, Fishing, Food Processing, Footwear, Forestry, Petroleum Products, Textiles and Clothing. The largest is Agriculture. The main crop grown is coffee. El Salvador makes most of it's money selling coffee.

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Food in El Salvador

Pupusa is El Salvadors national food. It is a mixture of beans, cheese, cooked pork meat in a tortilla. The most common is "papusa de queso" The Mexican gordita is similar to the pupusa. Also similar to the South American arepa.

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El Salvador Government type

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El Salvador is Republican which means they are a representative democracy in which the represenatives, not the people themselves, vote on legislation.. Their president is Mauricio Funes.

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Currency Converter US Dollar El Salvador Colon

Currency Converter US Dollar El Salvador Colon | El Salvador. | Scoop.it

One US dollar in EL Salvador was worth about 8.79. But in 2001 El Salvador changed their currency unit to US dollars. Before the units were changed, El Salvadors unit was a colon. The colon like the Costa Rica colón, was named for Christopher Columbus.

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Area of El Salvador

El Savlador is 8,124 sq miles (21,040 km⊃2;). It is the smallest country in Central America. It is also the most densly populated area in Central America. The largest city is the capital, San Salvador. 

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El Salvador's capital, San Salvador

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San Salvador is El Salvador's capital. It is the country's most populated area. It is also the most important political, cultural, educational and financial center. The population of San Salvador is 6,090,646 (July 2012). San Salvador is having problems with rapid population growth that has stressed it's economy.

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Map of El Salvador

The country I am doing is El Salvador. It is located in Central America. El Salvador's capital is San Salvador. It is beside Guatemala and Honduras. El Salvador is also located beside the Pacific Ocean.

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