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El Salvador

  

      n   a republic in Central America, on the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from 1524; declared independence in 1841, becoming a republic in 1856. It consists of coastal lowlands rising to a central plateau. Coffee constitutes about half of the total exports. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: colón. Capital: San Salvador. Pop.: 5752000 (1998 est). Area: 21393 sq. km (8236 sq. miles)  
  Salvadoran, Salvadorean, Salvadorian      adj, n  
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Salvador     (Portuguese)  
      n   a port in E Brazil, capital of Bahia state: founded in 1549 as capital of the Portuguese colony, which it remained until 1763; a major centre of the African slave trade in colonial times. Pop.: 2070296 (1991),   (Former name)    Bahia     (Official name)    São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos  


El Salvador  
      n   a republic in Central America, on the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from 1524; declared independence in 1841, becoming a republic in 1856. It consists of coastal lowlands rising to a central plateau. Coffee constitutes about half of the total exports. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: colón. Capital: San Salvador. Pop.: 5752000 (1998 est). Area: 21393 sq. km (8236 sq. miles)  
  Salvadoran, Salvadorean, Salvadorian      adj, n  
San Salvador     (Spanish)  
      n   the capital of El Salvador, situated in the SW central part: became capital in 1841; ruined by earthquakes in 1854 and 1873; university (1841). Pop.: 422570 (1992)  
San Salvador Island  
      n   an island in the central Bahamas: the first land in the New World seen by Christopher Columbus (1492). Area: 156 sq. km (60 sq. miles),   (Also called)    Watling Island  
São Salvador     (Portuguese)  
      n   short for São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, the official name for Salvador  

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