Websites useful for finding information about El Salvador


Politics

Central American Political History Database

Search for politicians(the server appears to be down at present)

Latin American Election Statistics

Choose a set of years to search these election stats for elections and events.

Asemblea

This is the official website of the National Assembly or parliament of El Salvador. It provides information in Spanish about the function, structure, history and current operation of the Assembly. This includes the text of the Constitution from 1824 to the present day, a biography of the President, details of membership of the assembly and key committee, access to the library catalogue of the Assembly. Also available is detailed information about the legislative functions of the Assembly including information and texts of recent bills and legislation.
http://www.asamblea.gob.sv/





Exploration and History

Exploring the Early Americas

Not El Salvador Specific, instead it appears as part of a collection: Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. This ongoing exhibition has three major themes: Pre-Contact America; Explorations and Encounters; and Aftermath of the Encounter. Like the Jay I. Kislak Collection itself, the exhibition provides glimpses into the complex and fascinating past of the Americas. It provides insight into indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native American and European explorers and settlers, and the pivotal changes caused by the meeting of the American and European worlds.

Enemies of War: PBS Report

2002

Includes time lines, perspectives, films




Culture

Folklore

Salvadorean folklore, music, dances, poems etc..

Fundar

Archeological sites in El Salvador

Cihuatán - El Salvador's ancient city

2003

The city of Cihuatán was once a great Mayan centre that flourished in what is now El Salvador in Central America. Since 1975, Dr Karen Olsen Bruhns of San Francisco State University has been excavating at the site. These pages constitute the Cihuatán Project home page, providing information about the site, its history and past archaeological investigation.




Economics

PRESS RELEASE:

5 February 2003

TRADE POLICY REVIEW: EL SALVADOR

A report on the trade policies and practices of El Salvador, released February 5 by the WTO Secretariat, says that the country’s efforts to liberalize and modernize its economy have resulted in a closer integration to the world economy, and steady but modest economic growth.

World Bank

Go to ‘countries’ on the top toolbar and follow the obvious path

Example of a statistic found from this website :
  • Average time to start a business in El Salvador was 46 days in 2005, and 47 days in 2006”




Geography and Tourism

Mundo Maya


This online magazine is about the area formerly inhabited by the ancient Mayan culture: the Central American countries of Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador and the Mexican states of Quintana Roo, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatán, and Campeche. Features articles on archaeology, nature, daily Life, history, handicrafts, and legends. Also available in Spanish.

El Salvador Volcanoes and Volcanics

This is a page of links to data about volcanoes and volcanic information for El Salvador. The sections include: background information, maps and images, and links of interest. The site is published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and forms part of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory "Volcanoes of the World" site.

Intute World Guide

A country guide for El Salvador, which forms part of the Intute World Guide. The information provided includes: general factual information, demographics, spatial and geographic data, satellite images, and links to a range of country-specific Internet sites.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/sciences/worldguide/html/873.html

El Salvador Maps

University of Texas Libraries

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

The El Salvador Maps section of the University of Texas at Austin's online map library provides access to maps of the country. The maps were produced by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other US sources. The collection is extensive and includes political, city, thematic, shaded relief and reference maps of the country as well as links to other sites with maps of El Salvador. The older editions are of interest to researchers, and are not available anywhere else online. Most of the maps are in JPG format but some are in PDF format.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/el_salvador.html

Intute

http://elsalvador.travel/eng/&handle=20080805-09544915|El Salvador]]= This is the official tourism website of the Ministry of Tourism for El Salvador. This website has general information about El Salvador, practical tips and information on visas and festivals. This website has a search facility and an image gallery. Maps and brochures are free to download as PDF files. This website also has information on the Salvadorian Ministry of Tourism and the Corporation of Salvadorian Tourism, as well as on the country brand or logo. This website is also available in a Spanish language version. Some parts of the English language version of this site are only available in Spanish.
http://elsalvador.travel/eng/




Statistics

Nation Master

Example of a statistic found from this website :
  • “El Salvador ranks number 17 worldwide in per capita drowning rate with a reported 42 drowning per million people.”
  • “Of all the deaths of US Charity workers in El Salvador since 1970, 65% have been as a result of accidental drowning”

Country Reports

Will give you statistics on most countries. Is has a few basic details after which subscription is required.
Example of a (free) statistic found from this website :
  • Total Land Area: 21,040 (sq km) 8,124 (sq mi),

Global Issue

Gives various sub-links such as causes of poverty’ & ‘foreign aid’- quite good for statistics/articles though does require a certain amount of following links…

Example of a statistic found from this website :
I typed in ‘poverty statistics’ into the search engine
It listed a series of related websites & article which you then click on
  • “In March 2006 Unemployment fell in El Salvador by 0.2%”

Aneki

Does quite a lot of lists. Top 10 this, Top 20 that.
Example of a statistic found from this website :
  • Japan is the most expensive country in the world to live in, United States is the 13th (it only gave the Top20 & El Salvador wasn’t in it)
  • Venezuela have provided the most winners of Miss World competition, with 5 (El Salvador wasn’t on the Top10)

My Teacher Tools

Another one that lists links to other websites, but is quite well organized

Go to their homepage, scroll down until you find the title of ‘Reference Tools’ and then click on the link that says ‘Statistics’
Example of a statistic found from this website :
  • There were 1.6 million in Latin America living with AIDS at the end of 2007

Cia Factbook

Go to their ‘world factbook’ quicklink, and it becomes fairly user-friendly from there.
Example of a statistic found from this website :
  • In 2005 El Salvador had 637,000 internet users

Country Profile:BBC Report

Overview, facts, leaders, media and additional links

2005




Online Magazines and Newspapers


El Faro

A Salvadoran newspaper website, which provides regular updates.

El Mundo

A Salvadorian newspaper website. Regularly provide statistics, the current days news is free – I’m not sure about their database.
Example of a statistic found from this website :
03/07/2008
  • Supermarket, in El Salavdor, are 26% more expensive than markets on average.
  • San Miguel is only actively farming 50% of its possible arable land..
  • They also went on to list crime rates per municipality (The national homicide rate is 60.9 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. The most violent municipality is Quezaltepeque with a homicide rate of 175 per 100,000.)

El Economista

A Salvadorian magazines website.