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El Salvador

According to the El Salvadoran newspaper El Diario De Hoy, the top 10 attractions are: the coastal beaches, La Libertad, Ruta Las Flores, Suchitoto, Playa Las Flores in San Miguel, La Palma, Santa Ana (location of the country’s highest volcano), Nahuizalco, Apaneca, Juayua, and San Ignacio.


El Salvador has transport links by road, rail, sea and air.

El Salvador has over 10,000 km of roads, and one passenger rail service. There are several seaports on the Pacific Ocean, and two international airports.


A weekday passenger service links San Salvador and Apopa, a journey of 40 minutes. Of a total of 602 km narrow gauge (3 ft (914 mm)) rail, much is abandoned. In November 2013 the government rail agency FENADESAL announced plans for development of four electrified railways serving San Salvador, Sitio del Niño (La Libertad), El Salvador International Airport, La Unión, and the Honduran frontier.

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FENADESAL Passenger Train 2005

A new railway to be known as FERISTSA was proposed in 2005 to connect Mexico with Panama, passing through El Salvador.


total: 10,029 km
paved: 1,986 km (including 327 km of Highways)

The RN-21 (Bulevar Monseñor Romero) (East–West) is the very first freeway to be built in El Salvador and in Central America. The freeway passes the northern area of the city of Santa Tecla, La Libertad. It has a small portion serving Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, and merges with the RN-5 (Autopista Comalapa) (East–West, Boulevard de Los Proceres/Autopista del Aeropuerto) in San Salvador.

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Highway From Apopa to San Salvador

The total length of the RN-21 is 9.95 kilometres (6.18 mi) and is currently working as a traffic reliever in the metropolitan area. The RN-21 was named in honor of Monseñor Romero. The first phase of the highway was completed in 2009, and the second phase in November 2012.

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Bus Between Santa Ana and San Salvador


There are five major ports on the Pacific:

Puerto Cutuco
La Libertad
La Unión
Puerto El Triunfo


There are 4 airports with paved runways and an additional 71 with unpaved runways.

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El Salvador International Airport

The major airports are:

El Salvador International Airport
Ilopango International Airport

Flag of El Salvador:

The flag of El Salvador features a horizontal triband of cobalt blue-white-cobalt blue, with the coat of arms centered and entirely contained within the central white stripe. This design of a triband of blue-white-blue is commonly used among Central American countries.

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Flag of El Salvador

The colors signify:

Cobalt blue: represents the great sky and two massive oceans of Central America.
White: represents peace, concordia and solidarity with the world
Golden Amber: represents the entire bold phraseology in the flag, the coat of arms of El Salvador; the bold equilateral triangle, 5 indigenous spears, beaming solar rays, scroll, the bold motto (God Union Liberty) and the bold etymology (Republic of El Salvador in Central America)

The five rowed volcanoes in the coat of arms were inspired by the Cordillera de Apaneca volcanic range when El Salvador’s Sonsonate City was the second capital of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1834.
The flag has the words (REPÚBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMÉRICA CENTRAL) in a bold and Heavy, Sans Serif Boris Black Bloxx typeface, in a golden amber color
The national motto (DIOS UNIÓN LIBERTAD) in bold version of Trajan (typeface) Roman type Roman square capitals. The letter are colored amber gold on the civil flag, and black in the coat of arms
The date (15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821) in bold version of Trajan (typeface) Roman type Roman square capitals

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