El Salvador

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Cities El Salvador  
Country information country code: SV
continent: North America
capital: San Salvador
languages: Spanish, Nahua

EU membership: no
NATO membership: no

GSM: 850/900/1900
GPS: 13 50 N, 88 55 W
electricity: 115V/60Hz

currency:
Salvadoran Colon: SVC
1SVC = 0.114 USD
1SVC = 0.090 EUR

phone code: +503

Travel advices and warnings El Salvador
Food and drink El Salvador food and drink is particularly distinctive among the diverse cuisines of Central America. A blend of indigenous and Spanish influences, El Salvador food can be as familiar as chicken soup, or as exotic as fried palm flowers.
Climate El Salvador is a tropical paradise with countless natural sights and panoramic views. You'll find that El Salvador is a country rich in natural resources as well as a very appealing culture. Many people I talk to say that the people really make a difference in their day!
Cuisine Salvadoran cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of El Salvador. The traditional cuisine consists of food from the Maya, Lenca, and Pipil people. [citation needed] Many of the dishes are made with maize (corn).
El Salvador's most notable dish is the pupusa, a thick hand-made corn flour or rice flour tortilla stuffed with cheese, chicharrón (cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency), refried beans, and/or loroco (a vine flower bud native to Central America). There are also vegetarian options, often with ayote (a type of squash), or garlic. Some adventurous restaurants even offer pupusas stuffed with shrimp or spinach.
Two other typical Salvadoran dishes are yuca frita and panes rellenos. Yuca frita, which is deep fried cassava root served with curtido (a pickled cabbage, onion and carrot topping) and pork rinds with pescaditas (fried baby sardines). The Yuca is sometimes served boiled instead of fried. Panes Rellenos ("Stuffed Bread") are warm submarines sandwiches. The Turkey or chicken is marinated and then roasted with Pipil spices and handpulled. This sandwich is traditionally served with Turkey or chicken, tomato, and watercress along with cucumber, onion, lettuce, mayonnaise, and mustard.
Language Spanish is the official language of El Salvador. During the precolonial epoch various Indian dialects were spoken, the most important of these being Nahuatl, spoken in the central region of the country, and Poton, spoken in the east. After the initial conquest, Spanish became the official language, and the Indian dialects slowly fell into disuse. A government effort was made to preserve Nahuatl, but it proved unsuccessful. . . . (68 of 8805 words)

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From wikipedia about El Salvador

El Salvador (; República de El Salvador, literally meaning 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 and in all of Central America. El Salvador borders the Pacific Ocean to the west, toughed in between Guatemala to the north and Honduras to the east, with its eastern-most region lying on the Gulf of Fonseca across from Nicaragua. As of 2009, El Salvador has a population of approximately 5, 744, 113 people, composed predominantly of Mestizo, mixed biracial Native American/European ancestry and White/Caucasian. 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); because of this, the country is currently undergoing rapid industrialization.

El Salvador was explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, the country broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union consisting of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua – named the Federal Republic of Central America. When the latter dissolved in 1841, El Salvador then joined the Greater Republic of Central America in 1896 with Honduras and Nicaragua; which later dissolved in 1898. El Salvador has a long history, with origins dating back to the Spanish conquest of the Pipil people of Cuzcatlán, which means The Place of Precious Diamonds and Jewels. The people from El Salvador are variably referred to as Salvadoran or Salvadorian, while the term Cuzcatleco is commonly used to identify someone of Salvadoran heritage.
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