El SalvadorEl Sal·va·dor
country in Central America, southwest of Honduras, on the Pacific: declared itself independent from Spain in 1821; became a fully independent republic in 1841: 8,124 sq mi (21,040 sq km); cap. San Salvador
A country of Central America bordering on the Pacific Ocean. Conquered by Spain in 1524, the region gained its independence in 1821, joined (1825–1838) a federation of Central American states, and became a separate republic in 1839. The country was ruled by a series of military governments from 1931 to 1979 and was embroiled in a civil war from 1980 to 1992. San Salvador is the capital and the largest city.
- El Sal′va·dor′i·an
- A country in Central America. Official name: Republic of El Salvador. Capital: San Salvador.
From Spanish El Salvador (“The Saviour”).