Republic of El Salvador
Its people

Demographic tendency

The population density is 318 inhabitants per km²; the highest in Central America.

A major part of the Salvadoran population lives in the countryside; however, more than 60% live in urban areas.

Ethnic and cultural diversity
Almost 94% of the population of El Salvador is Mestizo, 5% is indigenous people and 1% is white people of European origin.

Spanish is the official language. Some indigenous communities, mainly the Pipiles, speak náhuatl-pipil.

The majority of Salvadorans are Catholic (96%), 3% are Protestant.