El Salvador Research Paper

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Located on the Pacific coast of Central America is the county of El Salvador. It’s a country similar in some ways to the US, when compared together. All of its history, culture, climate, geography, and economy have shaped it into the country it is today.
El Salvador’s government is a Republic (El Salvador: Lands 79). The country’s current leader, or more commonly called the president, is Salvador Sanchez Ceren (El Salvador: BBC). He was appointed to his position on June 1, 2014(World). The people of El Salvador call themselves Salvadorans (El Salvador: Lands 79). The population of El Salvador as of 2015 is 6,114,350. Their official language is Spanish; however, some small percentage of the population speak Nawat(World). The People of El Salvador
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and then the Mayans came in 1500 B.C. After the Mayan were wiped out in 900 A.D., the Toltec Empire took over of the region. Then in the 11th century, the Pipil people took hold until the Spanish conquerors landed. The Spanish took control in 1528 and then forced the natives into servitude. After a couple hundred years, El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and full independence in 1841. However, economic inequality led to the start of a civil war in 1980. This caused many Salvadorans to flee to the United States. The war lasted twelve years and ended in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reform. However, the war cost the lives of 75,000 Salvadorans. Now El Salvador is mostly a peaceful nation with a stable and thriving economy (El Salvador:…show more content…
El Salvador’s dry season occurs between the months of November – April and the temperature range from 15-23 degrees Celsius (C) (59-73.4 degrees Fahrenheit (F)). The rainy season begins right after the dry season and happens between the months of May – October and the average temperate is 28 degrees C (82.4 degrees F). The temperature varies throughout the country because of elevation differences, so the coastal areas are hotter and more humid than the upland areas. February is the driest month with a 5mm average of rainfall. The wettest month is June with 328 mm of rainfall. The coldest month is December with an average temperature of 24 degrees C (75.2 degrees F) and the hottest month is May with an average temperature of 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). (El Salvador: Nations
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