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 weighed 1,728 pounds with a length of 29 feet 3 inches and a width of 13 feet 3 inches.

    • El Salvador is the country where the largest pupusa (the 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 from 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 at 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 monkeys, jaguars, anteaters, and many birds, including green toucans.