Description flag of El Salvador
three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL; similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which has a different coat of arms centered in the white band - it features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom; also similar to the flag of Honduras, which has five blue stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band
Republica de El Salvador (long)
El Salvador (short)
Salvadoran(s) (noun) El Salvador (adjective)
Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)
7,066,403 ranked 101, (data 2008)
smallest Central American country and only one without a coastline on Caribbean Sea. The lowest point is Pacific Ocean 0 m.
545km, Guatemala 203 km, Honduras 342 km.
14 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Ahuachapan, Cabanas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlan, La Libertad, La Paz, La Union, Morazan, San Miguel, San Salvador, San Vicente, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, Usulutan
15 September 1821 (from Spain)