¡Bienvenidos a El Salvador! Welcome to El Salvador!
El Salvador is: • In Central America • Bounded by Guatemala, Honduras and the Pacific Ocean • The smallest Central American country • The most densely populated Central American Country (July 2007 est. pop. 6,950,000)
Climate: • Tropical on coast; temperate in uplands • Rainy season: May to October • Natural Resources: • Hydropower • Geothermal power • Arable land
Ethnic Groups: • 90% Mestizo • 9% White • 1% Amerindian • Language: • Spanish
El Salvador is: La Tierra de Volcanes The Land of Volcanoes
Volcan de Santa Ana El Salvador’s highest volcano at 7812 feet First recorded eruption in 1520
Volcan de San Miguel One of the most active in El Salvador Erupted in 2002 Volcan Izalco Erupted at least 51 times since 1770 Small eruption in 1966
Lago de Ilopango El Salvador’s largest crater lake Caldera formed in massive eruption in 260 AD LagoCoatepeque Caldera formed by series of explosive eruptions Hot springs near lake margins