(WIPO code: SV) (latest review February 2021)

by ARIAS, Attorneys-at-Law, San Salvador

General Information

Area

20,041 sq. km.

Population

6.454 million (estimated 2019).

Capital

San Salvador, with about 1,767,102 million inhabitants.

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.