(WIPO code: SV) (latest review April 2022)

by ARIAS, Attorneys-at-Law, San Salvador

General Information

Area

20,041 sq. km.

Population

6.528 million (estimated July 2021).

Capital

San Salvador, with about 1.111 million inhabitants (2022).

Language

Spanish.

Currency

U.S. dollar.

Most important income sources

Emigrants’ remittances, maquila, coffee, corn, sugar, rice, cotton, tobacco, balsam, henequen, cocoa, rubber, hides, ores, gold and silver.

Arable land

27.91%.

Labor force

16.6% agriculture; 22.3% commerce; 15.8% industry; 7.6% construction; 37.6% services.

General Remarks

Almost 90% of the population is made up of mestizos (Euro-Indians). El Salvador has one of the highest coffee productions per sq. km in the world.