El Salvador

National Name: República de El Salvador

President: Antonio Saca

Population: 6.58 million - most densely populated country in Central America

Capital City: San Salvador

Land Area: 21,040 sq. kilometers - about the size of Massachusetts

Languages: Spanish, Nahua

Literacy Rate: 80%

Currency: Colón, U.S. dollar

Timezone: GMT minus 6 hours

Famous For: Bitter civil war, liberation theology, volcanic plateau, coffee, surfing

Miles We Will Bike: 195

Our Favorite Food: Pupusas

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