Ten fun facts about El Salvador

Fact 1:
El Salvador is considered the smallest Central American country.

Fact 2:
It is the only country in central America without an Atlantic coast line.

Fact 3:
El Salvador is known as the “Land of the Volcanoes”. It has some of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Fact 4:
El Salvador gained its independence from Spain in 1821 after 3 whole centuries.

Fact 5:
El Salvador went to war with Honduras after a soccer match; which was later known as the “Soccer War”.

Fact 6:
In 2001, over 12,00 people were killed from an earthquake and many more were left homeless.

Fact 7:
The early inhabitants of El Salvador are called the Maya.

Fact 8:
El Salvador has witnessed several revolutions and wars against central American countries.

Fact 9:
Coffee is considered an important pillar of the economy.

Fact 10:
El Salvador is famous for it's beautiful beaches and hosts the world surfing competitions.

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