Monday, August 09, 2004

Fun Facts: El Salvador

El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

mostly mountains with narrow coastal belt and central plateau.

known as the Land of Volcanoes; frequent and sometimes very destructive earthquakes and volcanic activity; extremely susceptible to hurricanes.

smallest Central American country and only one without a coastline on Caribbean Sea .

* info courtesy of the CIA factbook, which you can find to the right under My Links

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