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Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador)

El Salvador

Also known as: El Salvador (Deutsch, español, Italiano, Português), le Salvador (français), Salwador (polski), 薩爾瓦多 (正體中文), エルサルバドル (日本語), Salvatoria (latine)

Continent: Central America

Capital: San Salvador

Area: 20,721 km²

Population: 6,172,011

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Peace

Religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 36%, other 2%, none 12%

Languages: Spanish (official), Nawat (among some Amerindians)

Ethnic Groups: mestizo 86.3%, white 12.7%, Amerindian 0.2% (includes Lenca, Kakawira, Nahua-Pipil), black 0.1%, other 0.6%

Motto: Dios, Unión, Libertad (Spanish) (God, Union, Liberty)

Neighbouring Countries: Guatemala Guatemala, ↗ Honduras Honduras, ↘ Nicaragua Nicaragua


Circumscriptions (9): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (7), Military Ordinariates (1)


Roman Rite (9): Chalatenango, Obispado Castrense en El Salvador, San Miguel, San Salvador, San Vicente, Santa Ana, Santiago de María, Sonsonate, Zacatecoluca


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez (76)Rosa Chávez (76) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (9), Basilicas Basilicas (4), National Shrines National Shrines (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: El Salvador Archbishop Santo Rocco Gangemi (57)

Holy See Representation: Central American Integration System (SICA) Link

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de El Salvador (CEDES) LinkTwitter Feed Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (59)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Secretariado Episcopal de América Central y Panamá (S.E.D.A.C.) Link Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (59)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (76)


as of 2018.11.18

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