El Salvador

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El Salvador (pronounced /ɛl ˈsælvədɔr/ ( listen); Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally meaning "Republic of The Saviour") is the smallest, and also the most densely populated country that lies in the heart of Central America, and is undergoing rapid industrialization. It borders the Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and Honduras. It lies on the Gulf of Fonseca, as do Honduras and Nicaragua further south.

It has a population of approximately 5,744,113 people, as of 2009, The majority composed predominantly of Mestizos and Whites.[1] The capital city of San Salvador is the largest city of the Republic. The colón was the currency of El Salvador between 1892 and 2001, when El Salvador adopted the U.S. Dollar. The Colón continues to be legal tender. The people that are from El Salvador are called Salvadorians and/or Central Americans .

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