El Salvador, is the smallest Central American country in area. However, it ranks as the third largest country in population in Central America. El Salvador is a tropical land of rugged mountains, cone-shaped volcanoes, green valleys, and scenic lakes. The Pacific Ocean lies to its south, Guatemala to its northwest, and Honduras to its northeast. The majority of El Salvador's people are of the mixed Indian and Spanish ancestry. Most Salvadorans live in central El Salvador, the agricultural and industrial heartland. San Salvador, the capital and largest city, lies in this region. More than half the people are farmers. Coffee is El Salvador's leading crop. More than ninety percent of all Salvadorans are mestizos (people of mixed Indian and white descent). Nearly five percent are of unmixed white ancestry, and most of the rest are Indians. The pure-blooded Indians of El Salvador are mostly descended from the Pipil Indians, the dominant tribe in the area when the Spanish conquerors arrived. Approximately eighty percent of Salvadorans, including most Indians, are members of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church plays an active role in the ongoing struggle for social justice in El Salvador. El Salvador consists of three main land regions. The regions are, from south to north, (1) the Coastal Low lands, (2) the Central Region, (3) the Interior High lands. The Costal Lowlands consist of a narrow, fertile plain along the Pacific shore. Many factories and a fishing industry are located near Acajutla,  near leading port. The Central Region forms the heartland of El Salvador. About three-fourths of the nation's people live there, many of the, in such large cities as San Salvador and Santa Ana. The Interior Highlands occupy northern El Salvador and make up the most thinly populated region of the country. The Sierra Madre- a low mountain range of hardened lava, rocks, and volcanic ash- covers most of the highlands.

 

The World Book Encyclopedia, World Book, Inc., Chicago, 2004, pgs. 248-251

 

 


Pieta
La Pieta
Date:  11-15-88
Artist:  Michael Angelo
Scott #:  1183


Virgin of Perpetual Sorrow
La Vierge de l'eternelle douleur
Date:  11-18-87
Artist:  Verriere
Soptt #:  1162

 


Creche
Creche
Date:  12-01-89
Scott #:  1219

 


Nativity
La nativite
Date:  12-07-90
Scott #:  1267


Nativity(16)


Holy Family
La Sainte Famille
Date:  11-16-1994
Scott #:  1385; Y & T: 1183

 

 
Virgin and Child and St. John and St. Anthony
La Vierge et l'Enfant avec saint Jean et saint Antoine
Date:  11-15-88
Artist:  Titian - Titien - 1488-1576
Scott #: 1183; Y & T: 1035

 
Virgin and Child in Glory
La Vierge et l'Enfant avec saint Jean et saint Antoine
Date:  11-15-88
Artist: Titian - Titien - 1488-1576
Scott #:  1184; Y & T: 669


Holy Family
La Sainte Famille
Date:  11-23-93
Scott #:  1360; Y & T: 1183

 

 
Nativity
La nativite
Date:  11-23-93
Scott #:  1361; Y & T: 1184


Nativity
La nativite
Date:  12-14-82
Scott #:  C 528


Nativity
La nativite
Date:  12-14-82
Scott #:  950

 


Nativity
La nativite
Artist: Verriere
Date:  12-05-78
Scott#: 902

Nativity
La nativite
Artist: Verriere
Date:  12-05-78
Scott#: 903

Nativity
La nativite
Artist: Verriere
Date:  12-05-78
Scott#: C 444




Nativity
La nativite
Artist: Verriere
Date:  12-05-78
Scott#: C 444

Nativity
La nativite
Artist: Verriere
Date:  12-05-78
Scott#: C 444


Nativity
La nativité
Artist: Lolly Sandeval
Date:  11-04-1999
Scott#: 1528a





Mary and Child
Marie et l'Enfant
Artist: José Francisco Guadrón
Date:  11-04-1999
Scott#: 1528b


Mary and Child
Marie et l'Enfant
Date:  11-29-2002
Scott#: 1574
 

 

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