El Salvador

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El Salvador
capital:San Salvador
geographic coordinates:13 42 N, 89 12 W
time difference: UTC - 6
daylight saving time:NO

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.