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Country El Salvador

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Region Central America
Area (sq km) 21,041
Border Guatemala, Honduras
Population 6,125,512
Nationality Salvadoran(s)
Ethnicity mestizo 86.3%, white 12.7%, Amerindian 1%
Religion Roman Catholic 57.1%, Protestant 21.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.9%, Mormon 0.7%, other religions 2.3%, none 16.8%
Language Spanish, Nahua
Literacy 81%
Government Republic
Capital San Salvador
Leader President Salvador Sanchez Ceren (since June 1, 2014); Vice President Salvador Oscar Ortiz (since June 1, 2014)
Currency US dollar (USD)
Independence Day Sept. 15, 1821 (from Spain)
National Holiday Independence Day (Sept. 15, 1821)
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