San Salvador

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In Central America, in the midst of the Amacas River, lies the city of San Saladore, the capital of the country of Saladore. The area the city occupies lies 600 meters above the bottom of the San Salvador basin.

The modern city was founded by the Spaniards in the spring of 1525. It was formerly the capital of Kuskatlán. The city was founded by Pedro de Algerardo, an Spanish crusader characterized by an incredible cruelty. He was nicknamed Tonya for his bright red hair.

After the country gained independence in 1525, San Salvador became the capital city of the Free State. Throughout its existence, the city has suffered repeated damage from severe earthquakes, most recently in 1965 and 1987.

In spite of extensive damage to many of the buildings from the disasters, many historic monuments have survived. Next to the main city square, the Cathedral of the Metropolitan Cathedral, built from 1888 to 1951, stands beside the main square in Bárrios. To the west of the famous piazza is the Palacio Hisculean Hospital, where the headquarters of the government was housed in 1986. In the very center of the capital, the Parquet-Libertadt was the center of the city. The architectural features of Elle Rosario are remarkable, as they include the mausoleum of the sacristan and active member of the movement for the independence of the country, José Delgadado. In 1811 he was the leader of the revolt against the Spanish rule.

The main market streets of the capital are Calle Arcquet and Calle Rubén Darío. There are numerous marketplaces all over the territory. Theres a governmental typology office and a small but pleasant and pleasant park called Parque Boulleur. The streets are decorated by old structures – the 19th-century Iglesia Sagrado-Corazán Church and the Rosalés Hospital. Of note are the collegiate church of St. Ignatius-Loyola, the Treasury Building, the small chapel of Sucotito and Huayoua.

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  • Air quality: 162 US AQI Unhealthy. Some members of the general public may experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 240,000 people
  • GDP: $4,224 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Digicel
  • Tipping: Tips are not customary in El Salvador, although they are becoming more common with the growing North American influence and are beginning to be expected at many restaurants. At most of the upscale restaurants, the tip will be included in the bill. If you do leave a tip, 10% would be appropriate.
  • Apartment listings: OLX
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  • Best coworking space: Point
  • Best hospital: Hospital de Diagnostico y Emergencias
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Avianca El Salvador
  • Best intl air carrier: Avianca El Salvador
  • Monthly costs for expat: $650
  • Monthly costs for family: $1300
  • Monthly costs for local: $370
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.8
  • Coffee: $1.2

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