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According to watchtutorials, El Salvador is a Central American country with a population of approximately 6.4 million people. According to the World Bank, El Salvador is the most densely populated nation in Central America and ranks fourth in Latin America. The population of El Salvador is largely composed of mestizos, which account for 86% of the total population. Mestizos are people of mixed indigenous and European descent. Indigenous peoples make up 12% of the population while Whites account for only 2%. The majority (96%) of El Salvador’s population is Christian, with Roman Catholicism being the dominant religion. Other religious groups include Evangelicals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormons. The official language spoken in El Salvador is Spanish; however, many other indigenous languages are also spoken by certain ethnic groups such as Xinca, Lenca, and Pipil. English has recently become more popular due to increased tourism and foreign investment in the country. The average life expectancy in El Salvador is 74 years old; however there are large disparities between urban and rural areas with life expectancy being lower in rural areas due to lack of access to quality health care services. In addition, due to high levels of poverty many children suffer from malnutrition leading to further health problems later on in life such as stunted growth or weakened immune systems. Women have higher life expectancies than men due to better access to health care services and greater gender equality overall when compared to men. See itypetravel for El Salvador Population and Language.

How to get to El Salvador

Overview El Salvador (“The Savior”) is the smallest country in Central America, but is always worth a visit for its breathtaking volcanic landscape and the warm-hearted people. This tiny tropical country has a myriad of natural attractions, including Cerro Verde National Park, volcanic lakes Ilopango and Coatepeque, and stunning beaches. The beaches of Sonsonate and… Read More »

El Salvador History

Then followed the dictatorship of General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, which lasted twelve years. In 1944 the old caudillo had to resign. After various events, from 1950 to 1956 the paternalistic regime of Colonel Oscar Osorio was founded, based on the hegemony of an ad hoc party . Osorio’s successor was another colonel, José María Lemus.… Read More »