Coffee grown in the mountains and cane grown on the coast provide the rural population with paid labor; in the central valleys, corn and beans are grown for private consumption and for sale.
Most industry is in the center, where the capital, San Salvador, is located.
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. The country covers an area of approximately 21,040 km2 (8,124 sq. The country's capital and largest city is San Salvador.
Guanaco, a type of bird, is a slightly derogative nickname used by other Central Americans and some Salvadorans. El Salvador is a country of 8,260 square miles (21,040 square kilometers) in Central America, between Guatemala and Honduras.Mountains separate the country into the southern coastal belt, the central valleys and plateaus, and the northern mountains.These regions have created slight cultural variations because of the different crops grown in each one.Other large cities include San Miguel in the east and Santa Ana in the west. In 1999 the population was estimated to be 5,839,079, making El Salvador one of the most densely populated countries in the Western Hemisphere.Over a million persons have migrated, starting in the early 1980s during a civil war.Dear Mexican: For most of my life I was oblivious to the hate that Mexicans have for Salvadorans.I became aware of it when I made the huge mistake of marrying a Salvi.Is that hand on your knee a flirtatious come-on, or a culturally distinct approach to personal space?Is splitting the bill a nod to equal gender relations, an unforgivable challenge to your date’s masculinity or the sign of an incorrigible tight-wad?Will an invite back to your hotel lead to a night of passion or a slap in the face and a condemnation to the fires of hell for your sinning ways?Latin America, though, is rightly renowned for its fiery passions and beautiful people, and to miss out on this side of the region’s culture through fear is far more unforgivable than embarrassing yourself with culturally inappropriate body language.