When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, the country was dominated by the Pipils, descendants of Náhuatl-speaking Toltecs and Aztecs - both Mexican tribes. It is thought that the Pipil came to central El Salvador in the 11th century, just after the Maya dynasty collapsed.
In the mestizo population, Salvadorans who are racially European, especially Mediterranean, as well as Afro-Salvadoran, and the indigenous people in El Salvador who do not speak indigenous languages or have and indigenous culture, all identify themselves as being culturally mestizo.
El Salvador – IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING FACTSEl Salvador is known as the Land of Volcanoes. ... El Salvador is the only country in Central America that does not have a coastline on the Caribbean Sea.Coffee, sugar, corn, rice, shrimp, and beef are the main agricultural products in El Salvador.More items...
Conquistador Pedro de Alvarado named the new province for Jesus Christ – El Salvador ("The Savior"). The full name was "Provincia De Nuestro Señor Jesus Cristo, El Salvador Del Mundo" ("Province of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World"), which was subsequently abbreviated to "El Salvador" (The Savior).
That's almost a third of the entire population of El Salvador itself, Central America's smallest country. ... A civil war tore El Salvador apart in the 1980s – and today violent drug-gang crime is tearing it down. About 40 percent of the population live in poverty while a tiny elite lives in luxury.Mar 19, 2014
Known as the Land of Volcanoes, El Salvador has frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. It is the only country in Central America that does not have a coastline on the Caribbean Sea. About half of all Salvadorans live in the countryside. They are poor and don't have electricity or running water in their homes.
The aspect of El Salvador that brands it as a Third World country is its murder rate. Often a factor of development in any nation is how stable the poorest areas of a country are. In San Salvador the shanty towns are plagued by violence. ... its these activities that have slowed El Salvador's progress and development.Jan 18, 2017
Many of the dishes are made with maize (corn). El Salvador's most notable dish is the pupusa, a thick handmade corn flour or rice flour tortilla stuffed with cheese, chicharrón (cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency), refried beans or loroco (a vine flower bud native to Central America).
Beverages. The most popular El Salvador beer is Pilsener. Characteristic non-alcoholic beverages in El Salvador include Kolachampan, a sugarcane-flavored soda; tamarind juice; horchata, a sweet herb and spice-based El Salvador drink; and ensalada ("salad"), a drinkable blend of finely chopped tropical fruits.Jan 4, 2018
List of National Public holidays of El Salvador in 2018DayDateHolidaySundayAugust 05Fiestas Patronales HolidayMondayAugust 06Fiesta de San SalvadorSaturdaySeptember 15Independence DayFridayNovember 02All Souls' Day12 more rows