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GENERAL INFORMATION

Official name: Republic of El Salvador.

Official language: Spanish, spoken English in most tourist destinations and in some villages the Nahuat.

Government: Republican, Democratic, Representative.

Time referente: GMT – 6

Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60 Hz and 220 volts.

Climate: Notably warm, rainy season between the months of May through October.

GEOGRAPHIC DATA

Geographic location: El Salvador is located to the South-West of Central America and on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, is the only country in the region that has no coast in the Atlantic Ocean.

Extensión Territorial: 20,742 km2

Total Population: 6,757,408 inhabitants. Aprox.

Geographical division: 14 departments

Capital city: San Salvador.

MAIN ACCESS ROADS

Air: El Salvador International Airport (Comalapa)

Sea: Maritime port Acajutla, La Libertad, El Triunfo and Port of the Union

Land: Borders Angiatú, the Poy, San Cristobal, Las Chinamas, La Hachadura, and El Amatillo.

CULTURAL DATA

National bird: The Torogoz (Momoto Cejiturquesa)

National flower: Flor Izote (Yucca Guatemalensis)

National tree: Maquilishuat (Tabebuia Rósea the Dignoniageae family)

Religion: Predominantly Catholic and Christian Evangelical; but there is freedom of worship.

Gastronomy: typical dishes made from corn (pupusas, tortilla stuffed with cheese, chicharrón and beans, the most common).

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Entry requirements: passport valid, depending on the country of origin, sometimes it's necessary visa tourist or card tourism at a cost of $10 and are usually valid for 90 days.

Communications: You can use international direct connection to any party anywhere in the world.

Country code: 503

The code for international calls: 00

Mobile phone: GSM 850, 900, 1900, 1950 networks are currently used.

Fax: Fax available at all hotels.

Internet: It's easy to access the Internet, in all the hotels business centers and cafes fit, as well as points WI-FI.

Change currency: we recommend that visitors to only change currencies in banks.

Credit and debit cards: cards circulating globally most can be used.

Traveler's checks: you can change in banks and hotels, upon presentation of passport.

Imposed in airport: US $32.00

Rooms: The largest concentration of hotels is in the capital city. It is recommended to reserve in advance. There are accommodations of all kinds.

Tip: 10% is appropriate in most restaurants and bars. Some already include the tip into the account.

Suitable clothing: clothing light and some rain on the coast during the wet season.