• El Salvador

  • The capital of El Salvador is San Salvador.

    El Salvador nickname is "The Land of Volcanoes".

    Salvadoreños (Salvadorans) refer to themselves as "guanacos".

  • World Records

    According to the Guinness World Records, in 2015 the largest pretzel in the world was made in El Salvador. This humongous pretzel weiged 1,728 pounds with a length of 29 feet 3 inches and width of 13 feet 3 inches.

    El Salvador is the country where the largest pupsa (national dish) in the world was made.

     

  • Other Interesting Facts

    El Salvador is the smallest of all the Central American countries, yet is the most densely populated country. El Salvador is smaller than the state of Massachusetts.

    El Salvador means "The savior". 

     The Capital, San Salvador, is the second largest city in Central America.

    El Salvador has more than 20 volcanoes, which are a lot for a country of its size. Two of these volcanoes are active: Volcán San Miguel and Volcán Izalco.

    The country has a long history of catastrophic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

    El Salvador is the only country in Central America that does not touch the Caribbean Sea.

    El Salvador is home to several world-famous surf spots, including Las Flores, Sunzal, and El Zonte. El Salvador has hosted a number of international surfing competitions.

    If you are invited to a Salvadoran household, you should probably show 30 to 45 minutes late. That's exactly what the host would be expecting form you. Punctuality is a big no-no in this case.

    In 1969, Honduras and El Salvador went to war because of soccer. The war lasted 100 days.

    The main foods in El Salvador are rice, beans, and tortillas.

    Most people in El Salvador cannot afford meat and do not have enough food to eat every day. Malnutrition is a leading cause of death among poor people.

    Soccer is very popular in El Salvador. 

    El Trifinio is in the summit of Monte Cristo Mountain. El Trifinio is a cloud forest in the international nature preserve. The governments of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are trying to protect this rainforest.

    The cloud forest is home to different species of orchids, ferns, spider mondeys, jaguars, anteaters, and many bird , including green toucans.

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