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Flag of Small El Salvador FlagEl Salvador

Formal Name: Republic of El Salvador
Local Name: El Salvador
Local Formal Name: República de El Salvador
Region: Central America
Associations: United Nations
Capital City: San Salvador
Main Cities: Santa Ana, San Miguel
ISO 3166 Code: SV
Population: 6,163,000
Area: 21040km²
Currency: 1 United States dollar = 100 cents, 1 El Salvadorian colón = 100 centavos
Languages: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic
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Flag of El Salvador

Date Flag first adopted: May 17th, 1912
Description: Three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL; similar to the flag of Nicaragua, which has a different coat of arms centered in the white band - it features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom; also similar to the flag of Honduras, which has five blue stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band.