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Encyclopedia > Culture of El Salvador

El Salvador is a Central American nation of 6.7 million. It achieved independance from Spain in 1821, and from the Central American Federation in 1839. The population is made up of approximately 90% Mestizo, 9% White and 1% Amerindian. Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The United Provinces of Central America (UPCA) was a country that existed in Central America from July 1823 to approximately 1840. ... Mestizo (Portuguese, Mestiço; Canadian French, Métis: from Late Latin mixtcius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscre, to mix) is a term of Spanish origin used to designate the peoples of mixed European and Amerindian racial strain inhabiting the region spanning the Americas, from the Canadian prairies in the north... Whites (or White) is a broad term used to describe people of ethnic European, Middle Eastern and North African descent, especially those with fair skin. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ...

The country has traditionally been Catholic, which accounts for 83% of the current population. Protestant evangalism has been very sucessful in the last ten years, with over a million members. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Evangelism is the proclaiming of the Christian Gospel. ...

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El Salvador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3903 words)
El Salvador is the most densely populated nation on the American mainland (especially in its capital, San Salvador), and also the most industrialized country in Central America.
From 1872 to 1898 El Salvador was a prime mover in attempts to reestablish an isthmian federation.
El Salvador shares borders with Guatemala—126 miles (203 km) and Honduras—212.5 miles (342 km), and is the only Central American country that does not have a Caribbean coastline.
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