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Republic of El Salvador

El Salvador


National anthem of El Salvador

National Anthem of El Salvador

"Himno Nacional de El Salvador" (Spanish Language National Anthem of El Salvador) is the national anthem of El Salvador. Written by General Juan José Cañas and composed by the Italian Juan Aberle in 1856, the anthem was adopted as the national song on September 15, 1879, and officially recognized by the government on December 11, 1953. Commonly, only the first chorus is played and sung at sporting events and official diplomatic ceremonies. The anthem is ended before the slow music section of the first verse end, due to the chorus being the strongest musical part of the anthem, and playing all three verses would be too lengthy.
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Map of El Salvador

Map of El Salvador

Basic information on El Salvador

El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.
Location Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras
Population 6,948,073 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Salvadoran(s) adjective: Salvadoran
Flag 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