El Salvador

geographical name
El Sal·​va·​dor | \ el-ˈsal-və-ˌdȯr How to pronounce El Salvador (audio) , -ˌsal-və-ˈdȯr How to pronounce El Salvador (audio) ; ˌel-ˌsäl-vä-ˈt͟hȯr How to pronounce El Salvador (audio) \

Definition of El Salvador

country of Central America bordering on the Pacific; a republic with its capital at San Salvador area 8124 square miles (21,041 square kilometers), population 5,744,113

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