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  • San Salvador

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    San Salvador ("Holy Savior") is the capital and the most populous city of El Salvador and its eponymous department. It is the country's political, cultural, educational and financial center. The Metropolitan Area of San Salvador which comprises the capital itself and 13 of its municipalities has a population of 2,404,097 while the national capital of El Salvador which is San Salvador has a population of 1,767,102. As a "beta" global city, San Salvador is also an important financial hub of Central America. The city is home to the Concejo de Ministros de El Salvador (Council of Ministries of El Salvador), La Asamblea Legislativa (The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador), the Corte Suprema de Justicia (The Supreme Court), and other governmental institutions, as well as the official residence of the president of the Republic. San Salvador is located in the Salvadoran highlands, surrounded by volcanoes and prone to earthquakes. The city is also home to the Catholic Archdiocese, as well as many Protestant branches of Christianity, including Evangelicals, Latter-day Saints, Baptists, and Pentecostals.

  • Afro-Salvadoran

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    Afro-Salvadorans are only 0.13% the population descendants of the African population that were enslaved and shipped to El Salvador. Pardo people, Pardo is the term that was used in colonial El Salvador to describe a Afro person of Indigenous, European, and African descent. Zaira Funes, of Central American Art & Beauty, is a great example. Because of their racial admixture A total of 10,000 African slaves were brought to El Salvador over the span of 75 years, starting around 1548. The country has no English Antillean (West Indian) or Garifuna populations, largely due to laws enacted in the 1930s, later revoked in the 1980s, banning the immigration of Africans and other races into the country. During the colonial period in Latin America, African slaves began mixing with the general population, resulting in the Mulatto (50% African and 50% European) and Zambo (50% African and 50% Amerindian) populations, and these in turn became the Quadroon (75% European and 25% African) and Cambujo (75% Amerindian and 25% African) populations. Many of these populations eventually became mainly Mestizo (50% European and 50% Amerindian).

  • Culture of El Salvador

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    Folk dance of El Salvador, in which a traditional dress is worn. Salvadoran School Children from Metapan The culture of El Salvador is similar to other countries in Latin America, and more specifically to other countries in Central America. Mestizo culture dominates the country, influenced by culture clash of ancient Mesoamerica and medieval Iberian Peninsula.

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