Capital: San Salvador

Population: 6,377,879 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Official Language: Spanish

Unofficial Language: Nawat

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, White, Amerindian, and others

Largest Cities: San Salvador, Soyapango, Santa Ana, San Miguel

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Holy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Saturday (March 26)

National Day of Life, Peace and Justice (March 26)

Labor Day (May 1)

Mothers’ Day (May 10)

Fathers’ Day (June 17)

Feast of San Salvador (August 4-6)

Independence Day (September 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 2)

Christmas (December 25)

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