According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, El Salvador is divided into two area codes, the first being 503 which covers most of the country including the capital city of San Salvador and its surrounding areas. This area code is home to over 6 million people and it is the most populous area code in El Salvador. The second area code is 504 which covers parts of Guatemala near El Salvador’s border. Area code 503 encompasses much of El Salvador’s urban areas such as Santa Ana, located on the Pacific Coast, as well as San Miguel, located in eastern El Salvador near Guatemala’s border. This area code also includes parts of Sonsonate and La Union, two cities located in western El Salvador near Honduras’ border. Area code 504 contains more rural areas such as Usulutan, located in central El Salvador near Guatemala’s border. It also includes some small islands off its coast such as Meanguera Island which are home to a few thousand people combined. Both two area codes have their own unique characteristics that differentiate them from each other. For example, 503 has a higher population density due to its proximity to major cities in El Salvador while 504 has a more rural feel due to its location in more remote parts of El Salvador such as Usulutan or Ahuachapan. Additionally, 504 also includes some small islands off El Salvador’s coast which provide a unique contrast to the mainland with their rugged terrain and sparsely populated landscapes that overlook the ocean waters below them. El Salvador is a unitary presidential constitutional republic. The current president, Nayib Bukele, was elected in February 2019 and came to power after 20 years of rule by the two main parties. El Salvador has a multi-party system with the two main parties being the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA). The FMLN is a left-wing party that draws its support from labor unions, peasant organizations and other social movements. ARENA, on the other hand, is a right-wing party which is more conservative and traditionally has been supported by business elites. The other major parties include the Christian Democratic Party (PDC), the Democratic Change Party (CD) and the Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA). El Salvador’s politics have been relatively stable since 1994 when it signed a peace agreement ending its civil war. However, corruption remains an issue in El Salvador’s government and there have been accusations of vote-buying in recent elections. PROEXCHANGERATES: Features public policy of El Salvador.
El Salvador 2004
Yearbook 2004 El Salvador. The party’s candidate Antonio Saca already won in the first round of the presidential election March 21 with 58% of the […]