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El Salvador Syllabification: El Sal·va·dor
Pronunciation: /el ˈsalvədôr/

Definition of El Salvador in English:

A country in western Central America, on the Pacific coast; population 7,185,200 (est. 2009); capital, San Salvador; official language, Spanish.

The territory was conquered by the Spanish in 1524 and gained its independence in 1821. Between 1979 and 1992 El Salvador was devastated by a civil war that was marked by the activities of right-wing death squads and resistance by left-wing guerrillas. A UN-brokered peace accord was agreed upon in 1992

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