Country: El Salvador

Population: 6,948,073

Capital: San Salvador

Time Zone: UTC-6

Currency Name: US dollar (USD)

Government Type: republic

Languages: Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)

Ethnic Breakdown: mestizo 90%, white 9%, Amerindian 1%

Religion: Roman Catholic 83%, other 17%

Major Cities: San Salvador

Phone Country Code: 503

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.elsalvadorturismo.gob.sv/ingles/home.htm

High Travel Season: December - March

Voltage: 115 V - 60 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, b

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), August 3 (Fiesta de San Salvador), August 4-6 (Fiestas Patronales), September 15 (Independence Day), November 2 (All Souls Day), December 24-25 (Christmas), December 31 (New Year's Eve)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The highest point in El Salvador is Cerro El Pital, at 2,730m above sea level.