El Salvador Alma De la Rosa

Revolutionaries

the Founding

Pedro de Alvarado and other Spanish conquistadors conquered El Salvador

Civil War

1979-1992 (12 years and 3 months). The Salvadoran Civil War was a conflict between the military-led government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, a coalition or "umbrella organization" of five left-wing guerrilla groups

Singers

Alvaro Torres

Salvadoran singer and songwriter

Karla Cubias

Salvadoran singer and Semi-Final, 2 of the 4th season of the television program Latin-American Idol

Largest Cities

Soyapango

~275,868 people/ 11.47 mi sq.

Santa Ana

~268,518 people/ 154.4 mi sq

Geographical features

jiquilisco Bay

Located on the southeast pacific coast of El Salvdor in the department of Usulutan

Santa Ana Volcano

a.k.a. Ilamatepec it is a large stratovolcano located in the Santa Ana department at 2,381 ft. above sea level. Highest volcano in the country.

Tourist Spots

Museo de la Palabra y la imagen

Museum of The Word and Image, dedicated to collecting and preserving memories from the Salvadoran Civil War.

teatro Nacional de el salvador

National Theater of El Salvador, the oldest theater in Central America

Actors

Vanesa Tomasino

Starts in The Most Wonderful Time of The Year and Case 39

Carla vila

Born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Model and Actress

Events

Gujarat Earthquake

2001over one million homeless, damages of $1 billion; over 100 small earthquakes hit El Salvador in 24 hours; drought caused 80% loss of crops; US dollar adopted as official currency

hurricane Mitch

1998 Hurricane Mitch killed over 4,000; Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador agreed to build $2 billion railroad network linking Central America and Mexico

Buildings

Monumento al Salvador del mundo

November 26, 1942

Torre el pedregal

2010, tallest building in El Salvador, 28 stories or 341.21 ft.

Food

Pupusas

Thick handmade con tortilla filled with cheese, pork and refried beans.

Tamles

Dough, steamed in a corn husk, which is discarded before eating, usually filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste.

Holidays

Festivities

August 4 and 5, celebration of San Salvdor

All souls day

November 2, similar to The Day of The Dead
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