Map of El Salvador | El Salvador Flag Facts | Is El Salvador worth visiting?

El Salvador map with cities
El Salvador map with cities

Map of El Salvador | El Salvador Flag Facts | Is El Salvador worth visiting?

Have you thought about planning a vacation to the mountainous areas? In this article we will take a closer look at the beautiful country called El Salvador, located in Central America. This small country has a smidgen of something for everybody. From forest explorations to mountain climbing and relaxing at the beach, let’s take a deep dive into what El Salvador brings to the table. El Salvador may lack some of the ordinary features of a traveler’s goal; however, what it offers is an unabashed genuineness. Even though the nation has persevered in a past marked by war and financial instability, Salvadorans heartily welcome the chance to show the world the nation’s genuine character.

Let’s now discuss interesting facts about El Salvador regarding its map and location, people, culture, flag facts, climate, nature and places to visit. Make sure you stay with us throughout this virtual journey

Map of El Salvador

Where is El Salvador located on the map?

El Salvador mapping depicts it is in Central America with an area of 21,000 square kilometers which is smaller than the US state of Massachusetts. The geographic survey indicates the surroundings as the Pacific Ocean in the south, Honduras in the north, Guatemala in the west and shares maritime borders with Nicaragua. It’s a nation of volcanoes, magnificence and notoriety for brutality in the past. Known as the Land of Volcanoes, El Salvador is persistently having earthquakes and volcanic movement. It is the only nation that doesn’t have a coastline on the Caribbean Sea in Central America.

The three geographical areas involve a central plateau bounded by volcanoes, Pacific coastal belt and northern plains founded by Lempa River Valley. Cerro El Pital is its top point with 2,730 m. El Salvador’s capital town is San Salvador.

El Salvador culture and people

El Salvador’s topography based studies draw a map based on 6.4 million people comprising of mestizo 90%, white 9%, and Amerindian 1%. Around 50% of Salvadorans are Roman Catholics. Since the 1990s Evangelical Protestantism has prepared advances, especially amongst poor people, and by the 2010s more than 33% of Salvadorans were Protestants. Spanish is the official language, and native tongues are Maya and Nahuan. Most of the Salvadorans who live in the countryside are poor and don’t have water and electricity in their homes. The vast mainstream of rich families live in classy homes. El Salvador food consists of tortillas, beans and rice mostly. The most striking dish is the pupusa, homemade solid cornflour or rice flour flatbread loaded with cheddar, cooked pork meat, refried beans or loroco. Soccer is highly famous in El Salvador.

El Salvador government facts

The El Salvador government is built on democracy, comprising the Executive Branch, led by the President. President is elected in favour of the residency of five years. Despite certifying a small area, it customarily was an agrarian nation, reliant on the coffee exports. Earlier at the end of the twentieth century, the service division had come to command the economy. The El Salvador government offers free education up to grade nine. El Salvador’s domain is divided into departments, which is further separated into districts, and additionally partitioned into municipalities. Every office has a governor and a substitute governor, delegated by the chief; and every region has an elected mayor, a secretary, and the councilmen.

El Salvador average temperature 

El Salvador tropical weather is moderate by a rise in the interior; it is warm instead of hot, ranging around 15 – 23 degrees Celsius. Heavy rainfall showers form in the winter season, from May to October. The dry summer period starts in November and ends in April. There is an impressive climatic variety in various areas. The Pacific swamps and low regions in the Lempa River valley have mean temperatures around 25 – 29 degrees Celsius monthly.

El Salvador deforestation

El Salvador forests have been chopped down for coffee plantations, firewood, and for the construction purposes. The outcome is the demolition of wildlife habitats. Palm trees and tropical trees, for example, coconut, mango and tamarind are present along the shoreline. Additionally, armadillos, snakes, and iguanas live on the warm coast. High in the mountains, at the 7,931-foot summit of Monte Cristo Mountain, is a dense rainforest in the worldwide nature preserve of El Trifinio. Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras governments are attempting to secure this rain forest. This rain forest is a habitat of orchids, plants, monkeys, insect-eating animals, and bird species. Amongst the numerous kinds of trees is the balsa, known for delicate fragrance and beauty. The pink-tufted Maquilishuat is the national tree, and the Izote is the national flower.

El Salvador Flag Facts

El Salvador flag
El Salvador flag

El salvador flag meaning symbols and colors

The El Salvador flag primary designed on September 4, 1908, comprises three stripes. The blue horizontal stripes signify the two oceans surrounding Central America, the Atlantic and the Pacific. The white line denotes harmony and peace that holds the national coat of arms at the centre. Circling are the words “Republic of El Salvador in Central America”. The five volcanoes speak to the 5 divided provinces of Central America. Beneath the triangle is El Salvador national slogan ~ God, Union, Freedom. The triangle reads “September 15, 1821”, the day of El Salvador’s freedom from Spain.

El Salvador Flag history

The El Salvador flag was received on September 27, 1972. El Salvador, which in Spanish signifies, ‘the friend in need’, obtained freedom from Spain on September 15, 1821, and from the Central American league in 1842. The leader in the association against Mexican rule was Colonel Manuel José Arce of El Salvador. His horizontal striped flag was given a gift in the San Salvador papal on February 20, 1822. After the division of Central America states into five independent states, Salvadorans represented that flag up to 1865. A different flag having stars along with stripes was represented by them for about 4 periods. The present flag was introduced again in 1912, with minor changes it became the national flag ultimately.

Interesting facts

Unapproved use of the El Salvador banner will bring about a financial fine. Three sizes and kinds of flags are available in El Salvador. They comprise of:

  • The great flag [la magna]
  • A flag for workplaces usage
  • A flag for marches

Places you should visit in El Salvador

To regulate the imagination by reality, have nature views at your disposal and live the looks of gaiety; you need to stir around El Salvador. One of the best things about this country is its enchanting locations and need to visit them while being there.


A historic city with a glitzy touch and beautiful panoramic views for making your experience memorable and unforgettable. The topping of art galleries, ancient balconies and cobbled streets are much appealing.

Church San Lucia

This historical church was built up in 1853 based on Republican elegance. It was a true depiction of artistic treasure demonstrating history. It captivates the visitors a lot for spending quality time.

Museo de Los Recuerdos Alejandro Cotto

It is the most beautiful place showing cultural history with colonial architecture styles and classic fountains. This museum comprises impressive art collections, enhancing the real attractiveness of Suchitoto.

Natural Landscapes

Natural landscapes enchant the exquisiteness of Suchitoto involving: Suchitlan Lake, El Salto Los Tercios, Guazapa Volcano and San Juan Port Tourist centre etc.

Route of Flowers

Route of flowers is the thing best linked to El Salvador with several beautiful locations. It is a dream place to perform certain activities as per someone’s taste. El Salvador’s most significant route is this. It appeals to people because of its pleasant climate, cultural abundance and beauty.


There are several beautiful destinations, prominently: Ataco, Juayua, Salcoatitan, Nahuizalco, Ahuachapan and Apaneca. Best known for their food, mountains, pleasurable and adventurous routes with beauty alongside.

Coatepeque Lake

A paradise lake with all the facilities for the adventure loving people comprising optimal temperature water, it is located in Santa Ana. The most fascinating part about this lake is self-colour changing from crystal clear to turquoise. This process of self-changing has repeated over many years for many times.

The Pital Hill

When it comes to the best hilly and elevated place with mountainous slopes, you must go to Pital Hill. This hill has an elevation of above 2700 meters from sea level. The temperature is best for the individuals who love to stay somewhere with cold weather. Hotels are available with the camping facility. Photography captivates attention very much because of the best views for making great memories there. It has hikes towards Sumpul River and fruits and vegetables.


The great ruins of Chalchuapa founded Tazumal remains in western El Salvador are dated to be there for 2000 years back. The volcanic activity used to be abundantly disrupting it, but it still has a very good tourist potential. It is a saved book comprising ruins of different temples, pyramids, residential blocks. Massive boulders and trashy waves are the actual charms of this place. It is an ideal place if you are a surfer and want to do it at a perfect place of your interest. Several rustic hostels are present there for making this place more feasible.


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