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Territory in Central America, ruled since 1983 by the República de El Salvador

El Salvador (Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally "Republic of The Savior"), is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2016, the country had a population of approximately 6.34 million.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 13.83° N — Longitude: 88.92° W

Area: 21,041 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: SV

Measures of Freedom

El Salvador | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2024
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 69, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 3
After an intense campaign focused on security and economic challenges, March legislative election results were split between the formerly dominant Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) and the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA). A complex new system for allocating seats contributed to delays in finalizing the tally. Violence increased dramatically in 2015 as a result of conflict involving the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), the Barrio 18 gang, other criminal elements, and the country's security forces.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2023: A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom
2021: 6.85, Rank: 77, Personal freedom: 6.67, Economic freedom: 7.11
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.40, Rank: 42


Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it, by Chalmers Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Feb 2004
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
Since the overthrow of the Iranian government in 1953, the CIA has engaged in similar disguised assaults on the governments of Guatemala (1954); the Congo (1960); Cuba (1961); Brazil (1964); Indonesia (1965); Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (1961-73); Greece (1967); Chile (1973); Afghanistan (1979 to the present); El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua (1980s); and Iraq (1991 to the present)—to name only the most obvious cases. [emphasis added]

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "El Salvador" as of 23 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.