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Geography, Climate & People
The city where Ben lives is called Santa Lucia
Republic of El Salvador Government Type:
Population :6,052,064 people
61% live in urban settings
39% live in rural settings
Area: 8,008 square miles
San Salvador 1.6 million live there Terrain:
Mountains separate country into three distinct regions southern coastal belt, central valleys and plateaus, and northern mountains.
0-14 years- 35.4%
15-64 years- 59.3%
65 years and over- 5.3%
Median ageTotal- 23.9 years
Male- 22.5 years
Female- 25.3 years
Population growth rate- 1.7% Nationality:
Roman Catholic- 57.1%
Jehovah's Witnesses- 1.9%
Other religions- 2.3%
LiteracyTotal population- 81.1%
School life expectancy-12 years
Free through high school. Attendance (grades 1-9)-92.4%. Health:
Infant mortality rate- .022 %
Life expectancy at birth-72.1 .
2.9 million total
Retail, hotels, and restaurants-9.8%
Gross Domestic Product-
Per capita income: $3,547
Agriculture (11.2% of GDP)- Products-coffee, sugar, livestock, corn, poultry, and sorghum.
Arable, cultivated, or pasture land
( 68% of GDP)
Industry (20.6% of total; GDP)- Types-textiles and apparel, medicines, food and beverage processing, clothing, chemical products, petroleum products, electronics, call centers.
Exports ($4.6 billion)-
textiles and apparel, ethyl alcohol, coffee, sugar, medicines, iron and steel products, tuna, light manufacturing, and paper products. Imports($9 billion)-
petroleum, iron products, machines and mechanical devices, cars, medicines, consumer goods, foodstuffs, capital goods, and raw industrial materials.
Education expenditures: 3.6% of GDP
-Hot sub-tropical climate
-Tempertures varies depending on altitude
-Dry season from November to April
-Rainy season from May to October
-With very intense storms
-Average rainfall bewteen 1700-2500 mm depending on altitude
-Coastal areas tend to be warm while higher areas are cooler and have more rain
http://www.indexmundi.com/el_salvador/demographics_profile.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2033.htmTurner, Lisa Ray, and Blaine Ray. Mi Propio Auto. N.p.: Blaine Ray Workshops & Command Performance Language Institute, 2009. Print.