El Salvador


Table of Contents
1. General information
2. Topic 1- Climate & land type
3. Topic 2- Government and History
4. Topic 3- People and cities
5. Map- location of El Salvador
6. Map- general map of El Salvador

General Information

El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, is one of the
largest coffee exporters in the world. It is the most thickly populated
country in the Americas. It has a tropical country, with rich forests and
fertile farm lands. The name El Salvador is Spanish for “The Savior”. Its
products, besides coffee, are cocoa beans, balsam of Peru (a type of
medicine), sugar, cattle, beans, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice, ...

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copper, iron, lead, zinc, sulfur, and quicksilver. Other valuable
products include sugar, cocoa, rubber, cotton, tobacco, indigo, and
henequen (for making twine and bags). Most of the farms are small family
holdings and are worked by crude methods. Modern farming machinery is used
on the large estates. The government is trying to change the country's
dependence upon the coffee crop. Farmers who grow cotton for export receive
bonuses from the government.
The population is an estimated 2,072,506, with a population density
of 157 people per square mile. Of the 13, 176 square miles, 63% is rural,
37% is urban. Its greatest length is 60 miles, its greatest width is 170
miles.
Mining is an increasingly important industry in El Salvador. The
chief manufacture is the making of coffee bags. There are some sugar
refineries, flour mills, distilleries, starch factories, cordage works, and
mills for cleaning coffee beans.
Before the opening of the Panama canal, El Salvador's foreign ...

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but is little used. El Salvador has a number of lakes in
the craters of dead volcanoes. Lake Ilopango is a popular resort near the
capital. The main lakes are the Guija, and the Ilopango.

Sub-topic: Climate

The plateau of El Salvador has an even, healthful, mild climate.
The climate of the coastal lowlands is hot and rainy. The rainy season
lasts from May to November and is called “winter”. The rest of the year is “
summer”. The average yearly rainfall varies from 40 to 100 inches in
various parts of the country. It is heaviest on the coast.

Sub-topic: Location and Surface features

El Salvador is bordered on the west by Guatemala and on the north
and east by ...

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Added: 3/26/2004 11:18:46 PM
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