The Republic of El Salvador is a small Central American nation, bordering the Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and Honduras. El Salvador has 6.1 million inhabitants and a republic as a government structure. in 1821, El Salvador gained its independence from Spain.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of El Salvador, República de El Salvador
Capitol: 
San Salvador
Population: 
6,352,000
Languages: 
Spanish
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
21,041
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1841
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$25.495 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$7,720 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.60 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.66
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
46.90
Unemployment: 
6.30%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
BCIE: Central American Bank for Economic Integration
CACM: Central American Common Market
CD: Community of Democracies
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
G-11
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
OAS: Organization of American States
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
Pacific Alliance
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
SICA: Central American Integration System
Union Latina
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
46 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 679-1616/1617
(212) 725-3467
elsalvador@un.int
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