El Salvador ISD Calling code is +503
The flag of El Salvador is composed of three horizontal stripes where the outer ones are dark blue and the middle one is white. These colors are typical of the states of the former United Provinces of Central America, a member of which Salvador was along with Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Two blue stripes denote the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean surrounding Salvador and the white stripe symbolizes peace. In the middle of the white stripe, a coat of arms of El Salvador, which depicts a triangle referring to the three pillars of the Republic – the executive, legislative and judicial powers, is placed. Furthermore, there are five volcanoes and a red cap, which is commemorating the abolition of slavery. Five blue flags represent the five former members of the fourteen provinces and the parts of the laurel wreath stands for individual states.
This tiny tropical land, about the size of Wales or Massachusetts, is packed with highlights. Magnificent, crowd-free national parks include Cerro Verde, Montecristo and the irresistibly named El Imposible. You can shoot the rapids on whitewater rafts, or take a lazy boat ride across volcanic crater lakes Ilopango and Coatepeque. Surfers flock to the world-class Pacific breakers at Sonsonate, El Zonte and La Unión, only a short drive from the capital. The archaeological remains at Tazumal mark the furthest outpost of the Maya empire; the Ruta de Las Flores features colourful, flower-filled villages, with volcanic hot springs and indigenous craft markets; and Morazán province offers tours of civil war trenches led by former guerrillas turned guides.
El Salvador still has a bad reputation for violent crime, but the truth is that the locals have always suffered much more than tourists at the hands of criminals, most of whom are more concerned with the feuding of rival drug gangs.
|Capital city||San Salvador|
|Total area||21,041 km2|
|Formation||15. 9. 1821|
|Highest point||Cerro El Pital (2,730 m)|
|GDP||$ 7,316 (IMF, 2012)|
|ISD Calling code||+503|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|