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Here are historical facts on El Salvador The history of El Salvador revolves around land It is the smallest country in Central America Agriculture defined the economic life of the country well before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500s The unequal distribution of land in El Salvador can be traced directly to the Spanish colonial system under which land title was invested in the crown The individuals that got to control areas of land acted as slaves over the lands Although the Indian population gradually was diminished through disease and abuse it eventually went into a growing mestizo mixed Caucasian and Indian population its position was at the base of society was assumed by the rural lower class Until the mid-twentieth century the patterns of landownership and income distribution ran unequally throughout the population As elsewhere in Latin America those with more got more those with less got less Under the model of monoculture export that came to prevail in El Salvador the concentration of land into large units or haciendas made for greater overall efficiency of production The other side of the economic coin however was engraved with images of worsening poverty illiteracy and disease as the single-minded pursuit of wealth by a little percent of the population denied the vast majority of Salvadorans access to more than a subsistence level of income Here are todays facts on El Salvador El Salvador is located in Middle America it borders the North Pacific Ocean and its between Guatemala and Honduras Its geographic coordinates are 13 50 N 88 55 W it is referenced to be in Central America and the Caribbean The total area of El Salvador is 21040 square kilometer but 320 square kilometers is water That total area is a little smaller than Massachusetts El Salvador has a total coastline of 307 kilometers Since it is in the Caribbean it experiences a tropical climate Its terrain is mostly mountains
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