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El Salvador: Geography#

LocationCentral America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras
Geographic Coordinates13 50 N, 88 55 W 13.833333,-88.916664
Area total: 21,041 sq km
land: 20,721 sq km
water: 320 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 590 km
border countries: Guatemala 199 km, Honduras 391 km
Coastline307 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Cerro El Pital 2,730 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Cerro El Pital 2730 m
According to Geonames: Volcan de Guazapa 1438 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Terrainmostly mountains with narrow coastal belt and central plateau
Natural Hazardsknown as the Land of Volcanoes; frequent and sometimes destructive earthquakes and volcanic activity; extremely susceptible to hurricanes volcanism: significant volcanic activity; San Salvador (elev. 1,893 m), which last erupted in 1917, has the potential to cause major harm to the country's capital, which lies just below the volcano's slopes; San Miguel (elev. 2,130 m), which last erupted in 2002, is one of the most active volcanoes in the country; other historically active volcanoes include Conchaguita, Ilopango, Izalco, and Santa Ana
Natural Resourcehydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land
Land Usearable land: 31.61%
permanent crops: 10.93%
other: 57.46% (2011)
Climatetropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands
Irrigated Land449.9 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources25.23 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; soil erosion; water pollution; contamination of soils from disposal of toxic wastes
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesSan Salvador; Soyapango; Santa Ana; San Miguel; Mejicanos
Important Cities
Geography-notesmallest Central American country and only one without a coastline on Caribbean Sea