El Salvador Country Code +503

Country calling code +503

Alpha-2 Code SV

Alpha-3 Code SLV

About El Salvador

El Salvador (/ɛl ˈsælvədɔːr/ (About this soundlisten); Spanish: [el salβaˈðoɾ] (About this soundlisten)), officially the Republic of El Salvador (Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally "Republic of The Savior"), is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2018, the country had a population of approximately 6.42 million, mostly consisting of European and Native American descent. El Salvador was, for millenia, controlled by several Mesoamerican nations, especially Lenca, early Mayans, then later the Cuzcatlecs up until the Spanish conquest. Archaeological monuments also suggest an early Olmec presence around the first millennium BCE. In the early 16th century, the Spanish Empire conquered the territory, incorporating it into the Viceroyalty of New Spain ruled from Mexico City. However the Viceroyalty of Mexico had little to no influence in the daily affairs of the Central American isthmus, which would be colonized in 1524. In 1609 the area became the Captaincy General of Guatemala, of which El Salvador was part until its independence from Spain, which took place in 1821, as part of the First Mexican Empire, then later seceded, as part of the Federal Republic of Central America, in 1823. When the Republic dissolved in 1841, El Salvador became a sovereign nation, then formed a short-lived union with Honduras and Nicaragua called the Greater Republic of Central America, which lasted from 1895 to 1898...

El Salvador Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 13°47'48"N / 88°54'37"W
  • CAPITAL: San Salvador
  • POPULATION: 6,476,575
  • AREA: 20,720 Km2
  • GDP: $24,805,439,600
  • TELEPHONES: 1,060,000
  • INTERNET HOSTS: 24,070
  • INTERNET USERS: 746,000

How to Call El Salvador from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call El Salvador from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 503, the country code for El Salvador.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in El Salvador

  • LANGUAGES: Spanish (official), Nahua (among some Amerindians)
  • CURRENCY: Dollar (USD)

    Type A North American/Japanese 2-blade

    • Mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
    • 2 pins
    • Not grounded
    • 15 A
    • Almost always 100 – 127 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type A

    Type B American 3-pin

    • Mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 15 A
    • Almost always 100 – 127 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types A & B

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