Title: The Republic of El Salvador

Population: 6,528,135

Population Change: 0.51

National Average Age: 28

Urban Percentage: 73

Christian Population: 5,073,000

Christian Percentage: 81.9

Introduction: 'El Salvador is a small Central American nation. It''s known for its Pacific Ocean beaches surf spots and mountainous landscape. Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms rainforests with waterfalls and towns like Juayúa with its weekend food festival plus Ataco home to vivid murals. The capital San Salvador with a dramatic backdrop of volcanoes has numerous museums and the National Theater.'

Overview: El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war which cost about 75000 lives was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.