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El Salvador
Capital:
San Salvador
Population:
6,587,541 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
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.
Government type:
republic
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $30.99 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
550,000 (2003)
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